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How do I take nebivolol?

Nebivolol (Bystolic) is a medicine used to control high blood pressure. It belongs to a class of drugs called beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents. Your doctor has picked a dosage and frequency that is right for you. Nebivolol comes in different strengths, 2.5, 5, 10, and 20 mg tablets, and is taken by mouth with or without food. Your doctor will likely start you out with the lowest dose, typically 5 mg once a day, and increase it as needed up to 40 mg a day. It can be given alone, or in combination with other blood-pressure lowering medicines. Try to take your nebivolol at the same time every day. You should never stop taking any beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent suddenly, especially if you have coronary artery disease (CAD). Stopping abruptly can cause severe chest pain (angina), an abnormal heart rhythm (ventricular arrhythmia), or heart attack. If you need to be taken off the medicine for any reason, your doctor will reduce the dose slowly over a two-week period.

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