Nebivolol belongs to a family of drugs known as beta-blockers which are used to treat high blood pressure by affecting the blood flow through arteries and veins. This drug is also used for other purposes.
It is suggested that you drink moderately or not at all while taking this drug as alcohol will cause blood pressure to rise.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.
I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.
Nebivolol may impair your thinking or reactions so be careful when you drive or perform any function that requires yiu be fully alert. It is to be used in conjunction with diet, exercise and weight control.
Continue to use as advised even if feeling well as high blood pressure often has no symptoms and is known as the silent killer.
Do not take if you are allergic to nebivol, if you have liver disease, or a heart problem such as heart block, sick sinus syndrome, slow heart rate or heart failure.
Before using this drug advise your physician if you have asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, liver or kidney disease, diabetes, thyroid disorder, history of allergies, problems with circulation such as Raynaud’s syndrome, tumor of the adrenal gland or if you have recently had a heart attack.
Less serious side effects are headache, feeling tired, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea or sleep problems. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are short of breath, swelling of your ankles and feet, slow or uneven heartbeats or numbness or cold feeling in your hands or feet. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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