Contain the active ingredient : Nebivolol hydrochloride, which is a type of medicine called a beta-blocker. Nebivolol is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.
Beta-blockers work by blocking beta receptors that are found in various parts of the body. Blocking beta receptors prevents the action of two chemicals, called noradrenaline and adrenaline, which are produced naturally by the body. These are often referred to as the 'fight or flight' chemicals because they are responsible for the body's reaction to stressful situations.
Beta receptors are found in the heart. When they are blocked by nebivolol, this reduces the effect of adrenaline and noradrenaline on the heart. As a result, the heart beats more slowly and with less force. This reduces the pressure at which the blood is pumped out of the heart and around the body, which in turn reduces the blood pressure. Nebivolol also widens the blood vessels, which lowers the resistance in the blood vessels and also helps to lower the blood pressure. Due to these actions, nebivolol is used mainly to treat high blood pressure.
Both the actions described above also decrease the effort that the heart needs to make to pump blood around the body. This means that nebivolol can also be used to treat chronic heart failure, where the pumping action of the heart has become less effective. When starting treatment for heart failure, your dose will be increased gradually every one to two weeks. You will need to be monitored by your doctor for two hours when you start treatment and every time your dose is increased.
What is it used for?
High blood pressure with no known cause (essential hypertension).
Chronic, stable, mild to moderate heart failure in addition to standard medicines, in people aged 70 years or over.
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Size : 28 tablets/box