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Bystolic 5.0 mg split dose for atrial fibrillation

Taking Bystolic 5.0 mg once a day for atrial fibrillation. It makes me extremely tired. Just wondering if I cut the pill and took 2.5 mg twice a day would make me less tired? ## Aspirin a Day ...... do they really know what time it is ? ## Is by Bistolic akin to sotalol? I have been taking sotalol for years, and it may be having the same effects on me. ## @Yvette, Theoretically, a smaller dose would affect you less and therefore you'd probably experience less severe side effects. It may be worth considering if you get your doctor's approval. @Zorro, Bystolic (Nebivolol) is indicated for use in treating high blood pressure. Sotalol is indicated for use in treating heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias). While they're both used for treating cardiovascular related abnormalities, t...

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Bystolic & high potassium...

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? ## 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 o...

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Anyone experience the bystolic side effects?

I have been on 10mg for 2 years about 6 months ago I would have brief lightheadedness& weakness feeling, especially when standing, visual disturbances diagnosed as painless ocular migraines, sleep difficulty,occasional joint pain, and a feeling of "skipped" heart beats, and slowed then speeded up to normal heart rate...had an EEG Carotid scan , and MRI all normal have scheduled a cardiologist apt but after reading this thread I wonder if these symptoms are from the bystolic?? I will certainly mention it-i never had a fast heart rate to begin with... ## anyone out there??? ## Hello, Jersey! How are you? It would be very odd for them to be caused by the medication after you've been on it for 2 years, but it is possible. Are you on any other medications? How much fluid do y...

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Heart rate return after stopping bystolic

After taking first atenolol and then bystolic for several years, I've now been switched from the beta blocker to amlodipine. My cardiologist told me not to taper down the bystolic, just switch to the cc blocker. Today is day 3 (my last dose of bystolic was Saturday) and my resting heart rate is still ranging from about 49-55, even with coffee. How long should it take until the heart rate recovers to a more normal level? ## It may take a week, or two, although the Amlodipine could also lower your heart rate, as well as your blood pressure. The NIH lists its other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Has there been any change? Are you on any other medications? ## I'm a 68 y/o female on multiple Anti-Hypertens...

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Bystolic left hand cold and pain

I am currently taking 5mg Bystolic. My left hand is cold off and on through out the day. During the cold hand, I also experience the pain of the muscle on my left arm. I will talk to my doctor to switch to different BP pill. ## I don't know about the medicine, but please take a second opinion before beliving any doctor. I was given wrong medication once and now i am sufferring from some nerves not working. If you could help me out for this i would be highily obliged. My doctor gave me a medicine RESNER to rest my nerve in my toes but it rested some other nerve. ## SonDragon, Bystolic contains the active ingredient Nebivolol and these types of medications work by affecting your circulation, so feeling a little cold can be normal, but it's odd that you only have it in one hand, ra...

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Bystolic and Amlodipine Besylate

A female patient has been on Bystolic 5 mg in the morning and 5 mg in the evening for 7 days, but it didn’t work for her blood pressure which remained over 185. So Amlodipine besylate 5 mg was added today. The patient is 58yrs old with Graves’ disease and was diagnosed after she had atrial fib. ## They added a new medication after just 7 days? How high is her blood pressure, and how bad is her afib? Most medications in this class take about 4 weeks to reach their full level of efficacy in the body. Although, if someone's blood pressure, or cardiac condition are very high, sometimes more than one is prescribed. The FDA lists the typical side effects of these medications as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, hypotension, and increased urination. Is she on any ...

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BYSTOLIC: 5mg - Anyone Experience Stomach/Intestinal Issues?

I've been on this medication @ 2yrs after coming from Metoprolol 10mg. They were/are prescribed for lowering my heart rate and helping with Anxiety. I feel it has done both! Occasionally I get a 'fluttering' sensation. But what is really troubling me is the recent stomach and intestinal issues: Acid reflux, trapped gas in upper stomach area after eating certain foods. I can't find any definitive answers if it fact causes gastrointestinal problems...? Can anyone confirm? ## Yes, most medications can cause gastrointestinal issues. You may have developed gastritis, which could require medical treatment. Have you consulted your doctor? Have you tried taking any antacids or antigas products? ## I take Alka Seltzer and sometimes when it does not work I have to take a Nexium ty...

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2.5 mg bystolic

I've been on bystolic now for a week. I've been prescribed 5 mg. But I've been taking 2.5 mg for the past five days. I want to be weaned off considering my heart rate skyrockets from major depression disorder. From depression and anxiety all started from being put on a beta blocker in the beginning. My cardiologist didn't understand that I'm highly afraid of doctors and hospitals so from then I was put on one.. am I able to wean correctly from 2.5 mg? How do you go from a lower dose of 2.5 mg. ## Also I will add that I've been on the mirena for almost a year. Scheduled a appointment to get it removed since I think that's what's causing some of my issues as well. ## Hello, Cassie! How are you doing? Has here been any change, yet? It is hard to say, but it ...

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Headaches with Bystolic

Have been on 5 mg Bystolic past 10 days for recently diagnosed afib, the headaches have been daily and rough, also vivid, upsetting dreams and heavy fatigue, pulse 50 and feeling weak, cut the dose to 2.5 for the past 3 days with no improvement, any chance things will get better? ## Those can be normal side effects of this medication, as reported by the FDA. Typically, side effects are transient and go away in time, once your body adjusts to the medication, but that could take 4 to 5 weeks. However, the low heart rate is a concern and you should speak to your doctor, because you may need to switch to a different medication. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I could not deal with the headaches, especially since pain meds are a concern while I take Coumadin too. The low pulse add...

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Bystolic 10mg

I recently went to fill my rx at my local pharmacy. I was told that bystolic would not be in until the end of the month because it was being repackage for 90 day supplies. I have already paid for a 90 day supply at the cost of $113.00 and the pharmacist suggested that I go with the 5mg for now and take two of these to make the 10 mg. This will Now cost me another $80.00. I am not going to do this. I really like the bystolic. It does well for me but I cannot afford this. I should not have to pay for your untimely mistake. I was never notified that all of this was going to take place. How do you suggest I solve this problem? I cannot go without a blood pressure pill until the end of the month. ## they are saying there are problems. 10/28/14 Bystolic 10mg tablet unavailable. 10/15/14 Manuf...

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Bystolic questions

Hi. I am taking a new beta blocker for 20 days now. I had to because of Sotalol and Apocard is not a good combination on the longer term (I have a light form of dilated cardiomyopathy). I take Nobiten now (5 mg) in the morning. Sometimes I still get a palpy and faster heart rate in the morning. When I get up early, take my pill and start to be active right-away. Some sources on the internet say it takes about 2-4 weeks to be fully active. Anyone with same experiences? I also have a itchy feeling over my body. Some rash on hands but I guess it's because of the hot and humid weather over here. I do have eczema for years. Ever since I was on a beta blocker. I do have health anxiety and I always am scared to drop dead... Thanks! ## Hello, Kaytie! How are you? Well, your heart rate is ne...

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Just started bystolic

I just started on bystolic and am unsure how often to take it. After 14 hours, my bp is very good, and a bit low. I don't know whether to take another with my bp at this rate(117/74). Would it drop too low? Should I take it anyway to remain on a schedule? So confused ## 5mg bystolic ## Have you consulted your doctor? You should definitely consult with your doctor, however, just as a general rule, blood pressure that is 90/60 or higher, is not considered dangerously low, unless it is causing you symptoms, such as nausea, dizziness and drowsiness. 117/74 is actually considered to be at a normal level. How often has your doctor told you take it? Was it prescribed once daily, or twice daily? As I've already stated, low blood pressure numbers, within reason, are not dangerous, unless...

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How much weight gain???

I'm on 5mg of Bystolic and besides being so darn tired, I've gained weight. How much weight gain can I expect?? ## Hello, Carol! How are you? Most medications in this class can cause weight gain as a side effect, but it usually insignificant, generally about 5 pounds, or so. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain and hypotension. How much have you gained? ## At least 5 lbs and I need to lose a lot of weight. I have just decreased the amount to 2.5mg because the lethary was making me feel amazingly horrible. ## Hi if I take lutenyl to postpone my period for one month how much weight I will gain

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Interaction between bystolic 5mg and metformin 500mg

I started taking bystolic 5 mg with metformin 500mg and my heartbeat slowed down from 58 to 51. I feel fatigue and shortness of breath when moving around. Do these two medications interact with one another? ## Those symptoms may be due to the Bystolic, the FDA does list them as possible side effects, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination. How long have you been taking this combination? It may not be the right medication for you. Have you informed your doctor?

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bystolic scared to take

I have high anxiety and high blood pressure cardiologist subscribed Bystolic after reading reviews I am so scared to take this drug I understand some side effects are normal but not seizures whay do I do ## Hello, Kelli! How are you? If you have high blood pressure, you are at far greater risk from not taking the medication than you are from taking it. High blood pressure creates the risk of heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure and many other possible health problems, many of which could be fatal. As to Bystolic's side effects, the most commonly experienced ones reported by the FDA including headache, dizziness and fatigue. Seizures are very, very rare and most people that take this medication do not experience them and they are most often due to overdose. Have you started...

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Failed drug test because of bystolic

Can bystolic make you fail a drug test? My husband got tested for his new job and the only new medication he is taking is bystolic. His mother just tested him a few weeks ago and it was fine and now he has failed. ## Hi. I took my first drug test and it came back positive after 24 days for THC. Then I took a new one 24 days later and it still came back positive for THC & they said it was new use. I never smoke anymore, it was a 4 panel urine test. How can that be? ## THC can stay in your system way longer then most people think.

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Can Bystolic make your glucose go up and not be diabetic?

I had blood work done and never had a problem with glucose. No one in family does but after being on bystolic can it make your glucose rise? Also feeling fluttered in my chest. I've been on bystolic for about 5 months and this just started... ## Hello, Barnaby! How are you? Yes, beta blockers have been known to do that in some people that take them, according to reports from the NIH. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. It may also cause palpitations, which most likely explains the fluttering. Overall, it would be best to consult your doctor as it might be best for you to try a different medication. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Stopping Bystolic 5mg. Abruptly

I have been on Bystolic 5 mg for 8 yrs. I had to stop abruptly 1 day ago because I have none left. I've been laid off and as a result cannot afford a dr.'s appt. to get an Rx called in. What can I expect to happen? I am drinking quite a bit of dandelion leaf tea to help with water retention since unlike Lasix, which i was also prescribed, it does not deplete potassium. ## Hello, Ziv! How are you? The biggest danger is that suddenly stopping it could cause a rebound effect, which may cause your heart rate and blood pressure to become dangerously elevated, according to the NIH. Seeing your doctor would be best, but if you cannot do so, you should make sure to monitor your blood pressure and heart rate regularly, so you can seek emergency medical attention, if the numbers get out o...

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Can you cut a 10mg bystolic tablet in half

Is bystolic shaped as a triangle ago you can not cut in in half. I want to decrease my dose from 10mg to5mg. Can I take half of a 10mg tablet ## Hello, Jeromey! How are you? What are the markings on it? In theory, it should be okay to do so, since this is not a time released medication, but you should never do so, without your doctor, or pharmacist's approval. Why do you want to decrease your dose? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension.

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how long does 2.5 mg bystolic remain in ones system?

How much of 2.5 mg bystolic taken every 24 hours is still in ones system after 7 days, when the half life is 12 hours? ## Hello, Nosey! How are you? It would take 60 to 72 hours, so, at most, about 3 days, in a person of average metabolism. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?

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