Can You Get a Bystolic Prescription Online?
Do you have high blood pressure? Whether you’ve seen an ad for Bystolic or your doctor has recommended it, you may be wondering if Bystolic is right for you and if you can get a Bystolic prescription online.
First, let’s talk about what Bystolic is and how it works, the risks versus benefits, and potential side effects. Then we’ll address the questions of whether you can get a Bystolic prescription online.
What is Bystolic?
Bystolic is the brand name for nebivolol, a beta-blocker that helps reduce blood pressure. Since high blood pressure can cause heart, brain, kidney, or other problems, Bystolic helps lower those risks.
How Does Bystolic Work?
As with all beta-blockers, Bystolic prevents certain natural chemicals like adrenaline from affecting your heart or blood vessels. This helps lower your blood pressure.
Bystolic Dosage and Treatment
Always follow your doctor’s directions about how to take Bystolic. The dosage will vary depending on your condition and how you respond. The typical starting dose is 5 mg, although people with kidney or liver problems may start at a dose as low as 2.5 mg. Dosages may be as high as 40 mg.
Benefits of Bystolic
High blood pressure can lead to a variety of health problems, including kidney problems, stroke, or heart attack. Since Bystolic can lower blood pressure, it can help lower these risks.
Side Effects of Bystolic
Bystolic does carry a risk of side effects, as do all medications. Side effects are generally mild and may disappear with time, although severe side effects may occur. Side effects of Bystolic may include:
- Slow or uneven heartbeat
- Stomach pain
- Insomnia (trouble sleeping)
- Cold or numb hands or feet (especially if you smoke)
- Mood or mental changes (like depression or confusion)
- Shortness of breath
- Fluid retention in the legs
Considerations and Precautions of Bystolic
Bystolic is generally a safe medication, but that doesn’t mean that it’s appropriate for everybody. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications you take and your full past and present medical history. This will help reduce the likelihood of severe complications.
Bystolic may cause serious interactions if taken with certain other medications. You should always talk to your doctor about all the medications you currently take, including supplements, vitamins, and over the counter medication. You should especially make sure to mention if you take any of the following:
- Clonidine (Catapres)
- Isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis)
- Cimetidine (Tagamet)
- Digitalis (digoxin, Lanoxin)
- Methimazole (Tapazole)
- Ropinirole (Requip)
- Ticlopidine (Ticlid)
- Another beta-blocker like carvedilol (Coreg), nadolol (Corgard), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace)
- An antidepressant like desipramine (Norpramin), sertraline (Zoloft), clomipramine (Anafranil), fluoxetine (Prozac, Rapiflux, Sarafem, Selfemra, Symbyax), imipramine (Tofranil), duloxetine (Cymbalta), paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva), or tranylcypromine (Parnate)
- An antibiotic such as terbinafine (Lamisil)
- Heart or blood pressure medicine like Exforge, diltiazem (Cardizem, Cartia, Dilacor, Diltia, Diltzac, Taztia, Tiazac), Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Amturnide), clonidine (Catapres, Clorpres, Kapvay, Nexiclon), nicardipine (Cardene), Lotrel, nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Twynsta, verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan, Tarka)
- Anti-malaria medication like pyrimethamine (Daraprim), chloroquine (Aralen), or quinine (Qualaquin)
- HIV or AIDS medicine like ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra) or delavirdine (Rescriptor)
- Heart rhythm medicine like quinidine (Quin-G), flecaininde (Tambocor), mexiletine (Mexitil), disopyramide (Norpace), procainamide (Pronestyl), propafenone, amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), (Rythmol)
- Medicine to treat psychiatric disorders like chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), haloperidol (Haldol), clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo), perphenazine (Trilafon), aripiprazole (Abilify), or thioridazine (Mellaril)
Other Bystolic Precautions
While Bystolic is generally safe, some people shouldn’t take it or may need to take extra precautions. Be sure to tell your doctor your complete medical history, especially things like:
- A heart problem
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Breathing problems
- A thyroid disorder
- Myasthenia gravis
- Mood or mental disorders (like depression)
- Problems with circulation
- A recent heart attack
- Pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland)
- A history of allergies
Can You Buy Bystolic Online?
You need to be careful trying to buy Bystolic online. There are websites that claim they can mail you prescriptions from other countries for cheap, but federal law requires you to speak to a doctor before getting any prescription medication, including Bystolic.
Luckily, there is an easy way that you can get a Bystolic prescription online. With PlushCare, you can have a video or online appointment with a doctor. If they believe that Bystolic (or a different medication) would be best for you, then they can electronically send a prescription to your pharmacy, where you’ll pick it up when it’s ready.
To make an appointment, just click here or call (888) 319-2341 any time of day. At your appointment time, you’ll disclose all your medications and medical history and talk to a doctor about your current symptoms. If they believe that Bystolic is appropriate for you, they’ll electronically send a prescription for it to your local pharmacy.
As you can see, it’s easy to get a Bystolic prescription online. Call or click to book an appointment today!
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