You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Bystolic. Learn more about Bystolic and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Nebivolol
Typical dosage: 10mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Bystolic is a medication typically used to treat high blood pressure. It is currently available as brand name only and is an oral tablet.
Bystolic is a prescription medication that contains the active ingredient Nebivolol. It is typically taken once daily for the management of high blood pressure.
Bystolic inhibits beta-adrenergic receptors in the body, which dilates blood vessels to reduce blood pressure.
The major side effects of Bystolic include headache, dizziness, slow heart rate and feeling weak or tired.
How much does Nebivolol cost with Medicare?
Nebivolol coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.
Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.
Does Medicare cover Nebivolol?
According to GoodRx, 90% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Nebivolol, the generic form of Bystolic, in 2023.1
Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Nebivolol include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.
Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2
Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Nebivolol. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.
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If you are taking Bystolic, you should call your doctor immediately if you experience signs of low blood sugar such as dizziness, headache, extreme sleepiness, weakness, shaking, confusion or sweating.
Call your doctor if you become extremely dizzy or pass out, experience shortness of breath, experience noticeable weight gain or swelling in the arms and legs.
Patients with bronchospastic diseases such as COPD or asthma should avoid Bystolic and other beta blocker medications if possible. Bystolic should be used with caution in patients with diabetes, as it may increase the risk of hypoglycemia.
Bystolic is not appropriate for patients with severe liver impairment and should be used with caution in patients with moderate liver impairment. Bystolic is not preferred over other beta-blocker agents during pregnancy.
Bystolic therapy should not be stopped abruptly and should be gradually tapered with the advice of a doctor. Stopping Bystolic too quickly can cause exacerbations of angina, arrhythmias and heart attack.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.
1 GoodRx. Bystolic. Retrieved October 2023, from www.goodrx.com/Bystolic/medicare-coverage.
A formulary for Medicare is the list of drugs a given Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plan will cover. A Medicare plan formulary details information such as how drugs are covered, their relative costs, limitations and/or restrictions. Read more