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Dizziness, fatigue, headache, and diarrhea are some of the most common side effects reported with Bystolic. While side effects are generally minor and do not require medical attention, some side effects of Bystolic are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away, including lightheadedness or fainting, chest pain, and difficult or painful breathing.

An Introduction to Bystolic Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Bystolic® (nebivolol). However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Bystolic. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Bystolic side effects with you.)

Common Side Effects of Bystolic

Bystolic has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Bystolic included:
  • Headache -- in up to 9 percent of people
  • Fatigue -- up to 5 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 4 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 3 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 3 percent
  • Insomnia -- up to 1 percent.
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