Bystolic & High Potassium...

4 Replies Updated

Conversation Starter

Sandy Says:

I started bystolic (5mg, now up to 10) a couple weeks ago. I got a test result of a high potassium level, which I know requires attention. I took supplements before all this started, but stopped immediately when I was put on meds. My dr says bystolic would not have caused this, more likely it was the supplements. My kidney panel was good. Has anyone had a potassium issue with bystolic?

Showing Replies 1 - 4 of 4 RSS Feed

of 1    
Verwon Says:

Bystolic contains the active ingredient Nebivolol, which is a beta blocker that is used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions.

And though it is rare, it has happened with this class of medications, because they can inhibit potassium from entering your cells.

It could even have been a combination of the medication and the supplements you were taking.


Are there any other questions or comments?

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Sandy Says:

Thanks so much. Turns out that clenching the fist during the phlebotomy can give a misreading with potassium testing. Apparently that is what happened to me. Everyone should be aware of this. It can lead to unnecessary treatment. Bystolic had nothing to do with it, and I have stopped supplementation.
Thanks so much for the reply!

Was this helpful?     0     1  
Pat Says:

I also had a high reading of potassium after starting Bystolic. I already have too much calcium and they can't find where its coming from. I to was thinking its the medication!!! Please help

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Angy Says:

My blood pressure has been very high. I take bystolic 5mg and also valsartan htcz 160 , had very low potassium level and had drip to bring it up. Since My pressure is very high at times some as high as 267/110 I am seeing a cardilogist and he is working to get it leveled out. He is taking me off valsartan. But I am still having problems. Any help.

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply

More Discussions:

Potassium levels are high?
Hello, I am on 20mg of Potassium CL my last blood draw was 4.6 or higher? I am a bit worried about taking 20mg. I know, ... 2 replies
potassium serum what's to high of number
whats a danger level for potassium ## Normal potassium levels are between 3.5 and 5.0 mEq/L. anything over 5.0 is consid... 1 reply
Klor-Con vs Foods high in potassium
How much natural food that is high in potassium would i have to eat daily to equal the amount of 1 Klor-Con M10 ER 10MEQ... 1 reply
Can coveram can high my creatinine and potassium
My nephrologist change my medicine norvasc to coveram im afraid to take it because somebody told me covernam can high my... 2 replies
How long after taking meloxicam 15 mg could my potassium levels be high in a blood test?
My blood test came back with high levels of potassium. I took Meloxicam, 15mg and am hoping that is the reason. I took i... 1 reply
just started Bystolic - high Sys pressure
I've just started Bystolic -I take Fenofibrate, Lisinopril and Amlodipine but my BP was (and remains) at 160/74. Thi... 3 replies
high intensity training while on 10mg of bystolic
Is it possible to be on 10 mg of bystolic and still take high intensity exercise classes? ## Hello, Susie! How are you? ... 1 reply
Potassium chloride 10 meq er capsules
What are the side effects of Potassium Cl? ## My grandmother has been prescribed this medication (Potassium CL) and has ... 14 replies
potassium cl 10 meq er
I was taken one 10 MEQ of potassium once a day. now they tell me i need to take 50 mg a day but i called the pharmacy an... 7 replies
potassium cl 10meq er capsules
potassium cl 10meq er capsules ## What is this medicine for? ## I take it because I have a potassium deficiency. ## I ta... 7 replies

Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.



 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Show Verification Text

with the privacy policy (20210315).

This form will be submitted securely
Privacy policy cookies information


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 25 May 2018.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2021 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA