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Nebivolol

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Nebivolol is a beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. As with other β-blockers, it is generally a less preferred treatment for high blood pressure. It may be used by itself or with other blood pressure medication. It is taken by mouth.Common side effects include dizziness, feeling tired, nausea, and headaches. Serious side effects may include heart failure and bronchospasm. Its use in pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended. It works by blocking β1-adrenergic receptors in the heart and dilating blood vessels.Nebivolol was patented in 1983 and came into medical use in 1997. It is available as a generic medication in the United Kingdom. A month supply in the United Kingdom costs the NHS about 0.89 £ as of 2019. In the United States the wholesale cost of this amount is about US$128.00. In 2016 it was the 126th most prescribed medication in the United States with more than 5 million prescriptions.

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