Nebivolol is used for:
Treating high blood pressure. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Nebivolol is a beta-blocker. It works by slowing down the heart and decreasing the amount of blood it pumps out. This helps to decrease blood pressure, helps the heart pump more efficiently, and reduces the workload on the heart.
Do NOT use nebivolol if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in nebivolol
- you have moderate to severe heart block, sick sinus syndrome, or a very slow heartbeat and you do not have a permanent pacemaker
- you have uncontrolled heart failure, shock caused by serious heart problems, or very low blood pressure after a heart attack
- you have asthma or Raynaud syndrome
- you have severe liver problems
- the patient is a child with diabetes or heart failure
- you are taking mibefradil
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using nebivolol:
Some medical conditions may interact with nebivolol. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, or are taking medicine for allergies
- if you have a history of other heart problems (eg, heart failure, slow heartbeat)
- if you have a history of liver or kidney problems, blood vessel disease, lung or breathing problems (eg, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], emphysema), diabetes, low blood sugar, overactive thyroid, or glaucoma
- if you have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, Down syndrome, or an adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma)
- if you smoke or drink alcohol
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with nebivolol. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Mibefradil because the risk of serious heart side effects may be increased
- Many prescription and nonprescription medicines (eg, used for diabetes, depression, infections, inflammation, heart problems, irregular heartbeat, aches and pains, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, seizures, local anesthesia), multivitamin products, and herbal or dietary supplements (eg, herbal teas, coenzyme Q10, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, St. John's wort) may interact with nebivolol, increasing the risk of side effects
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if nebivolol may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.