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Know more about BYSTOLIC.

BYSTOLIC is a prescription medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called "beta blockers." BYSTOLIC is used, often with other medicines, to treat adults with high blood pressure (hypertension). BYSTOLIC is not approved for use in children under 18 years of age.

BYSTOLIC was shown to provide blood pressure reductions when used alone or when taken with certain other blood pressure medicines.

  • People who took BYSTOLIC had a low incidence of side effects. Fewer than 3% of patients stopped taking BYSTOLIC because of side effects. In studies with BYSTOLIC, the five most common side effects were headache, fatigue, dizziness, diarrhea and nausea
  • BYSTOLIC comes in 4 doses: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg.
  • It's important that you take BYSTOLIC every day exactly as your doctor tells you. Your doctor will tell you how much BYSTOLIC to take and how often

INDICATION AND IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

What is BYSTOLIC?

BYSTOLIC (nebivolol) is a prescription medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called "beta blockers." BYSTOLIC is used, often with other medicines, to treat adults with high blood pressure (hypertension). BYSTOLIC is not approved for use in children under 18 years of age.

Important Risk Information about BYSTOLIC

Who should NOT take BYSTOLIC?

Do not take BYSTOLIC if you:

  • Have heart failure and are in the ICU or need medicines to keep up your blood circulation
  • Have a slow heartbeat or your heart skips beats (irregular heartbeat)
  • Have severe liver damage
  • Are allergic to any ingredient in BYSTOLIC. The active ingredient is nebivolol
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking BYSTOLIC?

Before starting BYSTOLIC, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have asthma or other lung problems (such as bronchitis or emphysema)
  • Have problems with blood flow in your feet and legs (peripheral vascular disease). BYSTOLIC can make symptoms of blood flow problems worse
  • Have diabetes and take medicine to control blood sugar
  • Have thyroid problems
  • Have liver or kidney problems
  • Have had allergic reactions to medications or have allergies
  • Have a condition called pheochromocytoma (rare adrenal gland tumor)
  • Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. It is not known if BYSTOLIC is safe for your unborn baby. Talk with your doctor about the best way to treat your high blood pressure while you are pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding. It is not known if BYSTOLIC passes into your breast milk. You should not breastfeed while using BYSTOLIC
  • Are scheduled for surgery and will be given anesthetic agents
  • Have had acute angina (symptoms include chest pain or discomfort) or an MI (heart attack) as BYSTOLIC has not been studied in patients with these conditions

Also, to avoid a potentially serious or life-threatening condition, tell your healthcare provider if you are taking or plan to take any prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, or herbal products, including:

  • Certain CYP2D6 inhibitors (such as some antiarrhythmics like quinidine or propafenone or certain antidepressants such as fluoxetine or paroxetine, etc)
  • Other beta blockers
  • Digitalis
  • Certain calcium channel blockers (such as verapamil and diltiazem)
  • Antiarrhythmic agents (such as disopyramide)

What are the possible side effects of BYSTOLIC?

The most common side effects people taking BYSTOLIC report are headache, fatigue (tiredness), dizziness (if you feel dizzy, sit or lie down and tell your doctor right away), diarrhea, nausea, insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep), chest pain, bradycardia (slow heartbeat), dyspnea (shortness of breath), rash, and peripheral edema (leg swelling due to fluid retention). Other possible side effects include masking (hiding) the symptoms of low blood sugar and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), especially a fast heartbeat. Tell your doctor if you gain weight or have trouble breathing while taking BYSTOLIC.

This is not a complete list of side effects. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects that bother you or don't go away.

What other information do I need to know about taking BYSTOLIC?

  • Do not stop taking BYSTOLIC suddenly. You could have chest pain or a heart attack. If your doctor decides that you should stop taking BYSTOLIC, he or she will lower your dose slowly and over time
  • Take BYSTOLIC every day exactly as your doctor tells you. Your doctor will tell you how much BYSTOLIC to take and how often. Your doctor may start with a low dose and raise it over time
  • Do not stop taking BYSTOLIC or change your dose without talking with your doctor
  • BYSTOLIC can be taken with or without food
  • If you miss a dose, take your dose as soon as you remember, unless it is close to the time to take your next dose. Do not take 2 doses at the same time. Take your next dose at the usual time
  • If you take too much BYSTOLIC, call your doctor or poison control center right away

Please also see full Prescribing Information.

If you are a patient and have any questions, please discuss them with your doctor or healthcare professional. For additional information about BYSTOLIC, call Allergan toll-free at 1.800.678.1605.

Mail Order Patients:

If you fill your prescription through a mail-order pharmacy, or if you are unable to have your savings card processed at your local pharmacy, please submit:

  • A photocopy of the front and back of your BYSTOLIC© Savings Card.
  • Your original proof of purchase (original pharmacy receipt with your name and address, pharmacy name, product name, prescription numbers, NDC number, date filled, quantity, and price) and a photocopy of the front and back of your insurance card.
  • Your date of birth.

Mail all of the information to:

BYSTOLIC® Claims Processing Department,
P.O. Box 1785
New York, NY 10156

Please allow 6-8 weeks to receive your reimbursement. Reimbursement requests must be postmarked within 4 weeks of fill date. Reimbursements are subject to Program Terms, Conditions, and Eligibility Criteria.

IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION
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INDICATION AND IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

What is BYSTOLIC?

BYSTOLIC (nebivolol) is a prescription medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called "beta blockers." BYSTOLIC is used, often with other medicines, to treat adults with high blood pressure (hypertension). BYSTOLIC is not approved for use in children under 18 years of age.

Important Risk Information about BYSTOLIC

Who should NOT take BYSTOLIC?

Do not take BYSTOLIC if you:

  • Have heart failure and are in the ICU or need medicines to keep up your blood circulation
  • Have a slow heartbeat or your heart skips beats (irregular heartbeat)
  • Have severe liver damage
  • Are allergic to any ingredient in BYSTOLIC. The active ingredient is nebivolol
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking BYSTOLIC?

Before starting BYSTOLIC, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have asthma or other lung problems (such as bronchitis or emphysema)
  • Have problems with blood flow in your feet and legs (peripheral vascular disease). BYSTOLIC can make symptoms of blood flow problems worse
  • Have diabetes and take medicine to control blood sugar
  • Have thyroid problems
  • Have liver or kidney problems
  • Have had allergic reactions to medications or have allergies
  • Have a condition called pheochromocytoma (rare adrenal gland tumor)
  • Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. It is not known if BYSTOLIC is safe for your unborn baby. Talk with your doctor about the best way to treat your high blood pressure while you are pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding. It is not known if BYSTOLIC passes into your breast milk. You should not breastfeed while using BYSTOLIC
  • Are scheduled for surgery and will be given anesthetic agents
  • Have had acute angina (symptoms include chest pain or discomfort) or an MI (heart attack) as BYSTOLIC has not been studied in patients with these conditions

Also, to avoid a potentially serious or life-threatening condition, tell your healthcare provider if you are taking or plan to take any prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, or herbal products, including:

  • Certain CYP2D6 inhibitors (such as some antiarrhythmics like quinidine or propafenone or certain antidepressants such as fluoxetine or paroxetine, etc)
  • Other beta blockers
  • Digitalis
  • Certain calcium channel blockers (such as verapamil and diltiazem)
  • Antiarrhythmic agents (such as disopyramide)

What are the possible side effects of BYSTOLIC?

The most common side effects people taking BYSTOLIC report are headache, fatigue (tiredness), dizziness (if you feel dizzy, sit or lie down and tell your doctor right away), diarrhea, nausea, insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep), chest pain, bradycardia (slow heartbeat), dyspnea (shortness of breath), rash, and peripheral edema (leg swelling due to fluid retention). Other possible side effects include masking (hiding) the symptoms of low blood sugar and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), especially a fast heartbeat. Tell your doctor if you gain weight or have trouble breathing while taking BYSTOLIC.

This is not a complete list of side effects. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects that bother you or don't go away.

What other information do I need to know about taking BYSTOLIC?

  • Do not stop taking BYSTOLIC suddenly. You could have chest pain or a heart attack. If your doctor decides that you should stop taking BYSTOLIC, he or she will lower your dose slowly and over time
  • Take BYSTOLIC every day exactly as your doctor tells you. Your doctor will tell you how much BYSTOLIC to take and how often. Your doctor may start with a low dose and raise it over time
  • Do not stop taking BYSTOLIC or change your dose without talking with your doctor
  • BYSTOLIC can be taken with or without food
  • If you miss a dose, take your dose as soon as you remember, unless it is close to the time to take your next dose. Do not take 2 doses at the same time. Take your next dose at the usual time
  • If you take too much BYSTOLIC, call your doctor or poison control center right away

Please also see full Prescribing Information.

If you are a patient and have any questions, please discuss them with your doctor or healthcare professional. For additional information about BYSTOLIC, call Allergan toll-free at 1.800.678.1605.