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Bystolic® (nebivolol) is a beta blocker medication that is available by prescription only. Healthcare providers often prescribe it for high blood pressure treatment.
When your blood pressure is measured, the results are given as a combination of two numbers (for example, 120/80, said as "120 over 80"). The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90, with multiple blood pressure measurements.
In clinical studies, Bystolic has been shown to significantly lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The higher the Bystolic dosage, the greater the drop in blood pressure is expected to be. By lowering blood pressure, Bystolic is thought to decrease the risks that occur with long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure), although long-term studies have not yet been performed with this medication.
Bystolic is not a cure for high blood pressure.
(Click Bystolic Uses for information on treating high blood pressure with Bystolic, to learn about the use of this medication in children, and to find out how this drug can be used for off-label purposes.)