What Is Nebivolol Used For?
Nebivolol is used for treating high blood pressure. It has been shown to significantly lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. This, in turn, decreases the risk of health problems that may occur with long-term high hypertension. Healthcare providers may occasionally recommend off-label nebivolol uses as well, such as preventing migraines, treating arrhythmias, and improving survival after a heart attack.
Nebivolol (Bystolic®) is a prescription beta blocker medication approved for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).
When your blood pressure is measured, the results are given as a combination of two numbers (for example, 120/80, said as "120 over 80"). The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90 with multiple blood pressure measurements. Multiple measurements (preferably on different days) are necessary because blood pressure naturally varies quite a bit, and it is necessary to measure it multiple times to make sure there really is a problem.
In clinical studies, nebivolol has been shown to significantly lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The higher the nebivolol dosage, the greater the drop in blood pressure is expected to be. By lowering blood pressure, nebivolol is thought to decrease the risks that occur with long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure), although long-term studies have not yet been performed with this medication. Nebivolol does not, however, cure high blood pressure.