Bystolic® Medicare Coverage

Bystolic®
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.

Does Medicare cover Bystolic?

Yes! 79% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Bystolic.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). Most Medicare Advantage beneficiaries (88 percent) are enrolled in MA-PDs.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 Bystolic.

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Average costs for Bystolic with Medicare drug coverage1

Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.

Deductible stage Typical copay stage
Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.

In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.

Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.

During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
$42 – $166 $27 – $166

Additional information

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.

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1 GoodRx. Bystolic. Retrieved May 2019, from www.goodrx.com/bystolic.

2 Jacobson, Gretchen; et al. A Dozen Facts About Medicare Advantage. (Nov. 13, 2018). Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/a-dozen-facts-about-medicare-advantage.

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