Nebicard 2.5 mg (Nebivolol)
What is nebivolol?
Nebivolol is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Nebivolol is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack. Nebivolol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about nebivolol?
Do not skip doses or stop taking nebivolol without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse or cause other serious heart problems such as severe chest pain or heart attack. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely. If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using nebivolol. Nebivolol may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Nebivolol is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking nebivolol?
You should not take nebivolol if you are allergic to it, or if you have: severe liver disease; or a heart problem such as heart block, sick sinus syndrome, slow heart rate, or heart failure. To make sure you can safely take nebivolol, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema; liver or kidney disease; diabetes; a thyroid disorder; a history of allergies; problems with circulation (such as Raynaud's syndrome); pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland); or if you have recently had a heart attack. FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether nebivolol will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. It is not known whether nebivolol passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take nebivolol?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Take nebivolol at the same time every day. You may take the medication with or without food. Do not skip doses or stop taking nebivolol without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse or cause other serious heart problems such as severe chest pain or heart attack. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely. Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Visit your doctor regularly. If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using nebivolol. Nebivolol is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life. Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include slow heart rate, dizziness, vomiting, trouble breathing, or feeling like you might pass out.
What should I avoid while taking nebivolol?
Nebivolol may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Nebivolol side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as: feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion; swelling of your ankles or feet; slow or uneven heartbeats; or numbness or cold feeling in your hands and feet. Less serious side effects may include: headache; tired feeling; nausea, stomach pain; diarrhea; or sleep problems (insomnia).
Nebivolol dosing information
Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension:
Initial dose: 5 mg orally once a day
Dose adjustment: Titrate dose at 2-week intervals up to 40 mg once a day as needed.
Maximum dose: 40 mg per day
-Titrating doses more frequently than every 2 weeks is unlikely to be beneficial.
-The dose should be individualized to patient requirements.
Use: For the management of hypertension, alone or with another antihypertensive agent.
What other drugs will affect nebivolol?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially: cimetidine (Tagamet); clonidine (Catapres); digitalis (digoxin, Lanoxin); isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis); methimazole (Tapazole); reserpine; ropinirole (Requip); ticlopidine (Ticlid); another beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others; an antibiotic such as terbinafine (Lamisil); an antidepressant such as clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac, Rapiflux, Sarafem, Selfemra, Symbyax), imipramine (Tofranil), paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva), sertraline (Zoloft), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
|Manufacturer||Torrent Pharma, India|
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NiferonFeb 02, 2016Awesome product!!
"I have been on Nebicard 2.5mg for 1 month. I have mitral valve prolapse. A have really rapid heart rate at times. Had been on Lanoxin abd verapamil of years. All at once my heart rate was very rapid and my blood pressure raised. I was feeling so nervous. They took me off the medicines I was on and put me on the Bystolic. Within a couple of days my heart rate slowed down and my blood pressure was normal. I feel great again at age 70. The only thing I have noticed is I do have diarrhea once in awhile. This has gotten better after a couple of weeks of taking this medicine. It is working for me so far!"