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For most people, the recommended starting dose of nebivolol for treating high blood pressure is 5 mg once daily. If needed, your healthcare provider may increase your dose every two weeks (up to a maximum of 40 mg a day). Certain people may require a lower nebivolol dosage, such as those with severe kidney impairment or moderate liver impairment.

Nebivolol Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of nebivolol (Bystolic®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The severity of your high blood pressure
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Recommended Nebivolol Dosing

For most people, the starting nebivolol dosage to treat high blood pressure is 5 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose slowly (once every two weeks), up to a maximum of nebivolol 40 mg once daily.
 
For people with severe kidney impairment or moderate liver impairment, the recommended starting dose of nebivolol is 2.5 mg once daily. This medication is not recommended for people with severe liver impairment.
 
As with all beta blockers, you should not abruptly stop taking nebivolol, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result. Your healthcare provider will advise you on how to safely stop taking this medication. People are usually recommended to slowly reduce the dose over a period of one to two weeks, with careful monitoring. It is best to minimize physical activity during this time. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop chest pain or any other problems while stopping nebivolol.
 
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