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Bystolic (Nebivolol) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Bystolic (Nebivolol) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Bystolic has an overall score of 10. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Bystolic review by 36 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   heart palpitations
Dosage & duration:   2.5mg taken 1x/day for the period of 6months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   Loestrin-24
Reported Results
Benefits:   I have had SVT's all my life. It was only when I turned 24 that I sought treatment for them as they usually were linked with a syncope episode. I was originally put on the grandfather of beta/alpha blockers inderal. While this drug was effective at treating my migraines, it was not particularly effective at controlling my palpitations and it tended to lower my blood pressure too much. I always felt tired and had little energy on this drug. At 24 years of age I was not happy to have the energy of a 65 year-old. Next came atenolol and labatolol (when I was pregnant). I also had break-through palpitations with these drugs as well as low-enegy side effects. With labetolol I could barely jog down my street without becoming significantly winded and according to my cardiologist I fell into the 94th percentile for "in-shape" people my age. Finally, when bystolic hit the market I was thrilled. First of all I didn't need a large dose of it to be effective. Second, it was effective. I experience no break-through palpitations, and last but not least there were very few to no side effects. I had energy again and I could get throught my cardiovascular exercise without becoming winded.
Side effects:   The beta blocker controls and regulates your heart beat so it beats on time when it's supposed to. It also however, controls your heart rate and doesn't allow it to race out of control. So when exercising, many people have a hard time being able to get their heart rate up to pump enough blood to the lungs which is why you feel winded while exercising even mildly. With Bystolic there is very little of this type of side effect. Sometimes I don't notice it at all.
Comments:   I take 2.5mg of Bystolic one time per day to control palpitations. This drug is commonly prescribed for hypertension but I do not take it for that. At this dose it does not lower my already low blood pressure very much but it is effective against the palpitations.

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