A tablet that is commonly used to treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions (including heart failure, hypertension, angina, and others). It also may be used to prevent myocardial infarction. Nebistar 10 mg works by slowing the heart rate and widening the blood vessels. This effect helps to reduce high blood pressure. Nebistar 10 mg belongs to the class of medications called beta-blockers. The active ingredient of this medicine is Nebivolol. Despite that, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as magnesium stearate, lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, and others. However, you should not use Nebistar 10 mg more often than is prescribed by the doctor because you may experience unpleasant results.
The manufacturer of Nebistar 10 mg is Lupin Ltd.
One tablet daily is usually the recommended dose or as directed by your doctor. Your doctor may increase your dosage for several weeks or months, in case you do not notice the desired result. Administer the tablet whole by mouth with or without food preferably on an empty stomach. If you are noticing stomach upset or nausea, you can administer the tablet with milk or light food. In addition, you should not crush, break, or chew the pill while swallowing. It is not allowed to use other drinks such as alcohol to administer this medicine because your risk of negative effects may increase. Use Nebistar 10 mg at a fixed time every day, to get the most benefit. Usually, you should not use Nebivolol more often than your physician prescribes because it will not treat your condition faster.
In any case, if you are using the liquid form of Nebivolol, you should measure the dose with a special spoon or cup. Do not use a household teaspoon because you may get the wrong dose, which may also increase the risk of side effects. If you are not noticing any improvements in your health condition in the first week of treatment, contact your doctor immediately.
The dosages fluctuate among patients because it depends on the severity of your condition, age, weight (for children only), other drugs that you may use, and response to treatment. Thereby, physicians prescribe different dosages for their patients. However, if you have doubts about what dosage is better for you, discuss it with your doctor or avoid using Nebistar 10 mg. In addition, it is recommended to continue using this drug even if you feel well because if you interrupt the treatment suddenly without the doctor’s approval, symptoms may return. Thus, your condition may become worse or difficult to treat.
- Nebistar 10 mg
Sometimes, you may forget to use this medicine. Hence, doctors recommend administering the dose as soon as possible. However, if it is near the time for the next dose, just skip the missed dose. Moreover, you should not use a double dose the next time to make up because you may experience severe side effects.
Using Nebistar 10 mg more often than your physician prescribes may lead to an overdose. Symptoms of overdose include severe dizziness, fainting, trouble breathing, fast or pounding heartbeat, and others. However, if you experience any of the symptoms listed above, stop taking this medicine and get medical help immediately. If you have any questions, ask your doctor.
Side Effects of Nebistar 10 mg
While you are on treatment with Nebistar 10 mg, you may notice some side effects but if your body adjusts to Nebivolol, you may not experience any of them. Overdose and allergy are two factors that can cause adverse effects. There are three types of side effects: mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
Usually, dehydration provokes this category of adverse effects. You should increase your water intake to diminish this issue. Check some examples below:
Moderate Side Effects
Patients usually can continue taking Nebistar 10 mg even if they notice any of the following side effects. Therefore, this category of side effects is not dangerous for them. For example:
Severe Side Effects
Rarely, you may notice this category of adverse effects. Stop using Nebivolol and consult a doctor immediately, in case you notice any of the following side effects. Additionally, your physician may be able to help you to avoid or prevent negative effects. Examples include:
- Slow heartbeat
- Sleeping problems (insomnia)
- Mental disorders (such as confusion, mood swings, depression, and others)
- Shortness of breath
Tell your healthcare professional if you experience any of the adverse reactions listed above or any other effects because this article does not contain a complete list of side effects.
This medicine may interact with some drugs and increase your risk of side effects or decrease the effectiveness of Nebistar 10 mg. That’s why it is advised to share a list of products that you are using with your doctor before taking Nebivolol. Examples include supplements, vitamins, herbal products, prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, and others. Check some examples of drug interaction below:
- Pulmonary hypertension or erectile dysfunction drugs (such as Vardenafil, Avanafil, and others)
This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Thus, you should consult a doctor before using this medication. In addition, it is not allowed to start, stop, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because it may lead to unwanted results.
If you experience any of the following health conditions, talk to a doctor before taking Nebivolol. Check some examples below:
- Heart disease (such as myocardial infarction, coronary arterial disease, and others)
- Blood circulation problems (such as Raynaud’s disease, peripheral vascular disease, and others)
- Liver disease (such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, and others)
- Kidney disease
- Thyroid problems
Nebivolol may rarely cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). Moreover, reduced levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood also may increase the risk of QT prolongation. Thus, if you experience any of the following symptoms, consult a doctor at once. Examples include slow heartbeat, fainting, severe diarrhea, and others.
Nebistar 10 mg may be used during pregnancy with the doctor’s recommendation only. Otherwise, it may harm you or your unborn baby. In addition, talk with your doctor before breastfeeding because Nebivolol passes into breast milk.