Drug Ratings for BYSTOLIC

Average Rating: 2.4 (298 Ratings)

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 1  Borderline highpertensive Extreme tiredness,headache, ankle swelling, overall just plain sick. Pulse reading of 51 I advise patients taking this medication to consult their cardiologist to discontinue this medication but gradually it is not worth the side effects and quality of life. F 65 1 weeks
5
12/11/2014

 3  hypertension Feel like space cadet. Constantly fatigued. Weight gain of 20 pounds. F 55 2 years
5mg 1X D
12/7/2014

 1  very high blood pressure Headaches,,very tired,leg,and hip, back cramps,,did not bring down b.p. still 150/110 after 2 yrs.felt like a space cadet all time...Dr.switching me to diff.med. Would not reccomend this to anyone,felt like I was poisoned... F 57 2 years
10 mg
11/18/2014

 1  HBP Could not SLEEP - up until 5 a.m.; nervousness. Got off and fine.. 75 120 days
10M 1X D
11/16/2014

 3  irregular heartbeat I get horrible heartburn, and my ankles swell pretty bad at night. The reason I am taking Bystolic has been corrected with the medicine, and I have tried other beta blockers that had worse side effects. I am happy it helps my heart issues, but the side effects are hard to handle. F 24 5 months
5 mg
11/10/2014
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 1  HBP Constantly exhausted, can't run anymore because I can' t get my breath, strange fluid feeling in chest at random, I get out of breath just from going up stairs. light sensitive headaches at random, mood swings and I gained 40 lbs even after cutting my food portions down to the point where coworkers are shocked at how little I am eating saying that there's something wrong. I have to take melatonin to counter the insomnia and sometimes I still wake up at midnight wide awake. Thanks Bystolic, I now look and feel like the Stay Puffed marsh mellow man. My BP was 150/100 and Bystolic dropped it to 125/75. Is it worth it. Not to me. M 41 1 years
5mg 1X D
11/3/2014

 3  Hypertension Immediate decease in BP and HR was great. After about 6 months started to experience night sweats, insomnia,extreme fatigue, palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, severe headaches, tinnitus, and weight gain. Gradual increase in all of these side effects until being told by cardiologist to stop taking this med. F 42 1 years
5mg
10/30/2014

 1  High Bp and occasional tachycardia Aaaaaak. Headache, chest psin, nausea., and shoulder pain Got off this fast F 65 1 weeks
5
10/20/2014

 1  hypertension Severe exhaustion. Very low heart rate. Haven't felt well since stopping it a month ago. My blood pressure is now normal again without any medication and my pulse rate is back to 70 from the 40 it fell to on systolic. F 66 1 months
5 mg
10/18/2014

 2  Hbp Low heart rate. Burning pain in neck, shoulders and arms. Heart palipitations and chest discomfort/tightness. Tired more than usual and head feels heavy all the time. Thinking is not sharp and very forgetful. Some weight gain. This med did lower my bp but I do not like the side effects. After reading other reviews on this site, I am telling my doctor to give me something else. I have not felt good since going on bystolic and feel like I have aged 10 years In just the past 2 months. I agree with others that it builds up in your system over time and makes things worse instead of better. Glad I found this review site. F 58 2 months
2.5 mg 1X D
10/11/2014
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 1  Blood pressure Asthma which I did not have, testicular pain, hip pain, elbow pain, weight gain, runny nose. M 50 8 months
5 mg
10/7/2014

 1  High BP Moderate to severe leg, hip, lower back pain. No side effects to begin with-now, I am experiencing side effects that are interfering with my daily function. I teach college & sit behind my podium which goes against my teaching style 100%! I have to come off of this drug. It was great for lowering BP, but I can' t take the joint pain any longer. My feet feel as if they've been beaten with a baseball bat! Also-my entire length if my legs feel as if they are swollen-confirmed this when I put on a pair of jeans & they were tight all the way down my legs. Weight gained-just not sure how much. F 57 2 months
5 MG
9/28/2014
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 1  HBP Extreme Breathlessness when exercising, walking up a flight of stairs, cleaning the floors etc. It got to the point that I thought I was either going to pass out or have a heart attack. Big weight gain mostly in the stomach area like I was 5 months pregnant. One year was enough! I changed Doctors, stopped taking this and in 6 months without changing anything except medications, I have lost 15 pounds! My Doctor ignored me every time I complained about the weight gain. The second Doctor did the same thing and offered me Prozac. The third Doctor I went to finally listened to me. What a difference! F 49
10mg 1X D
9/23/2014
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 1  HBP Respiratory distress. Short version-This drug will kill you with respiratory problems. Will give you asthma like symptoms, make you feel like you are drowning, and put you in the ER. Also causes RAPID weight gain. Do NOT take this drug. I have stopped and am still waiting to see if my problems go cease. M 65 1 years
10mg 2X D
9/17/2014

 4  ventricular tachycardia This drug caused such severe brachycardia that I need a pacemaker. I wish the drug was made in smaller doses: . 5 mg would probably work for me, but the lowest is made at 2.5 mg. Ventricular tachycardia is too dangerous to mess with, so I need to stay on a beta blocker F 65 1.5 years
1.25 mg 1X D
8/23/2014

 2  Blood Pressure can't do heavy cardio. Heart rate won't come up enough and I get tinkling in arms and legs sometimes followed by a massive headache if I start cardio too fast. hate this stuff!!! Since I exercise a lot, my BP has risen to as much as !90/100 with a heart rate of 55! ACE inhibitors have too many side effect for me and I really feel between a rock and a hard place M 61 1 years
10mg 1X D
8/20/2014

 4  High Blood Pressure Slow heart rate, low sex drive, less anxiety This was a great med. it came into my life when I was about 40 LBS overweight and when my blood pressure was at an average of 140/85. After seeing my BP elevated for a while, my doctor suggested it. and to be honest. I didn't seen any improvement on my blood pressure. However, I had an anxiety problem at the time and Bystolic really helped out with this, more than anything I had tried before, so I just kept on taking it. Then I got into running marathons, lost weight and improved my cardiovascular health. Last time I went to the doc. He said that my BP was a little too low 102/58. He mentioned that it may be time to get off Bystolic. I reluctantly said that I'd think about it. I was in the best shape of my life and I really didn't see a reason to change. A couple of months went by and I started feeling really lightheaded, one time, to the point of almost passing out at work. I went to the doc's office again and he explained me that LOW BP will do that, and advised me to get off Bystolic. This time I took his advice and I'm slowly weaning off it. Will report back in a few months! M 30 6 years
5mg 1X D
8/18/2014
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 4  HBP This drug keeps my blood pressure at around 120/70. I am very sensitive to any reading higher then 150/90, so I am very pleased. I have noticed some other side effects .... The biggest one is my hair thinning , however , I'm not completely sure it is the bystolic. I was on diltiazem er for 3 years and at 120 mg I had no notice of hairloss, at 240 I was shedding like crazy and didn't make the connection . It was only recent when I noticed my hair was a lot thinner on the top and sides. I HAD a ton of hair so I could have been loosing it for awhile! I don't want to blame bystolic yet because it is working so well! I do have to mention though, the hair on my shirt and everywhere, brush Ect has dramatically reduced lately. I'm keeping an eye on it. Other then that, I have noticed I can't loose weight!!!!! I'm chubby and fluctuate usually between a size 10 and 14. I can usually drop the weight when I decide I'm at my max. I can't loose an pound! Also, I notice some water retention ( puffy face sometimes) and I do had weird dreams and don't sleep well. F 39 6 months
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5/12/2014
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 1  HBP chest pressure and pain. 30lb gain. hair thinning a lot. facial and neck flushing. Did not help bring down BP much. Still hangs around 150/94. I lost my bottle of meds 3 days ago and didn't much worry, just been looking. However, the chest pressure that has been near constant disappearred. I know bystolic can be iffy for asthmatic patients and ones that have COPD but kept thinking I was just hanging onto a cold from months ago. I can breath easy again. Back on the nadolol for me. F 1 years
20mg 1X D
5/7/2014

 5  High blood pressure None maybe some small weight gain Whoever is leaving all these negative comments should expect some bad karma. I cant say i had any major side effects. Just a little weight gain i think. All these other crazy comments are just unbelievable. What a joke. I highly reccommend it if you have hbp. M 36 49 months
15 mg 1X D
4/27/2014

 1  High blood pressure Ended up in the ER with crushing chest pain. Thought I was having a heart attack. Numbness and cold in my hands and feet. Horrible drug. Be careful F 44 1 weeks
10 mg
4/26/2014

 3  High blood pressure Have high blood pressure due to stress. Eat healthy and exercise 5 times a week. Bystolic brought my bp down but after day 5 experiencing headaches, diaherra , nausea, leg pain and fatigue.. I want to get off of this stuff. May get back to acupuncture !! F 53 8 days
5mg
4/19/2014

 2  Hypertension Almost continual headache. Facial flushing. Pressure in head. Did not reduce BP very much. M 62 5 days
5mg 1X D
4/18/2014

 5  Irregular Heart beat. Fast heart ra I recenly developed trouble breathing, but I am also detoxing from Benzos, so not sure what is causing this. I do fine on Bystolic. I cant take any other beta blocker. Had really bad side effects with the rest. I think bystolic works well for me. I see some one person said it caused them to have a bypass in a month. I am totally confused about that when this drug actually opens up your arteries. I have not had any issues so far. F 38 2 years
1. 2X D
3/17/2014

 1  High blood pressure I took Bystolic to control high blood pressure but began to have many adverse symptoms. It started out with lack of sleep, dry mouth, leg cramps and extreme pain in legs, feet and right hip. Monitored with regular trips to doctor, including EKG's. my last EKG caused the doctor to send me for a stress test. The technician asked me if I was having a heart attack because of my labored breathing. I asked him if he were joking, he said absolutely not. The worst part was the anxiety. It changed my personality from carefree and happy to crazy and suspicious! Went off this med three weeks ago, still dealing with bad hip pain and fluctuations in my moods. I am not on any other prescription medications. Stay away from this medication, it is poison!! Started a regiment of folic acid (400mg) and krill oil (1000mg). My blood pressure is now running about 135/82! Best part is that it is also good for you! F 57 9 months
5mg 1X D
3/16/2014
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 1  bp/anxiety/chronic tension headache Dry mouth, slight dizziness, minor facial swelling, heartburn, chest pain. F 29 4 days
5mg
2/24/2014

 1  palpatations Felt great from starting the low dose, then developed dizziness, leg swelling and weight gain followed by an insane amount of anxiety after the first 3 months. Eventually got shortness of breath just sitting and it made it harder to continue running. I am currently weaning off this medicine as I am feeling like it is toxic the longer I am on it. F 29 4 months
2.5
2/19/2014

 3  hypertension 10% increase in serum cholesterol; 50% increase in liver enzymes; 20 lb. weight gain; very tired all of the time. blood pressure was typically 145/90 for me, heart rate 90 bpm. this med did great -- at 10 mg, went down to 103/66, 70 hr. went down to 2.5 mg, bp = 125/80, hr still 70. so, worked very well, but I'm going to switch to an ARB, to see if I can lose the side effects M 50 17 months
10 mg 1X D
2/18/2014
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 2  Hypertension Started on 5mg which helped somewhat, dosage was slowly increased to 40mg to keep BP low. Have had consistent weight gain (45 lb),joint pain, heartburn, tinnitus, muscle pain/cramps, depression/mood swings, increased anxiety, increased sweating, insomnia, extreme fatigue, unexplained swelling hands/feet/face, malaise, constipation, N/V/D, heart palpitations, blurred vision, increase in triglycerides, and severe headaches. All symptoms were expl'd away as S/E's of other health issues that coincided w/dx of hypertension & I was labeled as a complex case. F 43 2 years
40 mg
1/30/2014

 3  Tachycardia Tightness in chest when first taking it. Weight gain that I cannot lose. Insomnia. Swelling of hands and legs. Joints in hands,ankles, and now my hips are hurting. My palpitations have gotten worse. Shortness of breath a lot. Have had vertigo the last year. Dr. Says it has nothing to do with Bystolic. I like it better than the atenolol I took for years. But still would like to try something else. F 46 5 years
5mg 1X D
1/23/2014

 1  high blood pressure THIS DRUG IS POISON FOR MOST HUMAN BEINGS!! I COULD NOT BREATHE FROM IT, CHEST TIGHTNESS SEVERE. HAD STRANGE DREAMS AFTER ONE PILL.MY FEET AND HANDS SWELLED UP LIKE A CIRCUS FREAK. . DR DENIED ANY CONNECTION TO ABOVE SIDE EFFECTS, HE LIKE MOST OF THE DRS WERE PAID OFF BY DRUG COMPANIES TO PUSH THESE PILLS. TAKE EDARBYCLOR 40/25....... M 63 6 months
5mg 1X D
1/20/2014
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 1  angina Insomnia constipation headache dry sinuses depression. Bad drug fda should pull from market M 67 7 days
5mg
1/12/2014

 1  Blood Pressure STARTED DEVELOPING EXTREME ABDOMINAL PAIN ABT 4 days after meds WHICH EVENTUALLY LED TO ULCERS AND A STOMACH INFECTION. Now it has led to gall stones which require another surgery from these meds. 2nd surgery on stomach since started meds. DO NOT TAKE THESE MEDS F 34 1 years
10 mg
12/23/2013

 5  Blood pressure and heart rate Been a great med for me. Can really tell if I miss it. Take stimulant for narcolepsy and bystolic really controls the heart rate very well. No side effects. F 35 3 years
5mg
12/10/2013
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 1  hypertension (high blood pressure) All I can say is that this drug has caused some serious side effects. Heart palpitations, overall yuck feeling. I was on toporol xl and honestly going back until something better comes along. F 39 2 days
20mg
12/8/2013
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 1  hypertension (high blood pressure) All I can say is that this drug has caused some serious side effects. Heart palpitations, overall yuck feeling. I was on toporol xl and honestly going back until something better comes along. F 39 2 days
20mg
12/8/2013
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 3  High Blood Pressure Lowered BP right away. Insomnia, trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, shortness of breath (despite being physically active) F 42 2 weeks
2.5 1X D
12/4/2013

 1  High bp Both feet numb , walking up a few steps I have to stop to get my breath and let my heart slow down. This drug is dangerous. If you are taking off them wean for a long time or you may not like the results. I've been weaning now for 2 months and I'm on the 2.5 mg. and can't wait till get this poison out if my system. Stay clear of this one if you have problems taking medications. M 50 2 years
10 mg
11/28/2013
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 1  pvc's Started off OK. Then woke up on 4th day to chest pain. I have had many things happen to me in my life...anxiety, panic attacks, acid reflux,low blood sugar, skipped heart beats which I will never get used to but I have NEVER had chest pain. I felt like I could not breath. My upper chest felt like it was in a vise. I thought oh its just my job in salon working with my arms. But it got worse the next day. I was not doing anything and this crushing pressure scared the hell out of me. Will never take this again. I know it was the meds. I just had an echo last week and they said all normal. I never want to feel that pain again. F 56 6 days
2.5
11/24/2013

 5  High Systolic Pressure No side effects and good BP control. In past took other beta blockers and always experienced some side effects. M 66 4 years
10mg 1X D
11/1/2013

 1  heart stents & hypertension Makes me feel weak,shortness of breath,legs & ankle swollen, dizzy,and it made my Peter retire from active duty. M 54 4 days
10 mg.
10/31/2013

 1  HBP Stopped taking Metroprolol because of hair loss but remained on Norvasc. Pulse became rapid. Told by another dr. that Norvasc should be taken with a beta blocker to control pulse. Given Bystolic and was told it has fewer side effects. Within about 2 weeks I began with a cough that I thought was due to a post nasal drip. Inhaling would cause a "tickle" like feel from my chest and a cough. It was getting worse. Finally after speaking to the pharmacist and researching I saw it could be caused by Bystolic. Went to dr. for a change. This is a horrible drug. It affects receptors in the lungs and they have the gall to say they don't know what it does to cause a cough. I only pray this clears. I was told it should clear in about 4 days. It's 5 days now and still no change. Expensive med with potentially devastating effects. If this continues, I'm thinking CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT!! F 56 2 months
5 1X D
10/30/2013

 1  high blood pressure, high pulse Side effects started 6 months after i started taking bystolic, i have traveled from doctor to doctor, got brain MRI, and alot of other tests, but after all it was all bystolic side effects. This drug is slowly killing your system, posion every cell of your body. It should be BANNED from market. Now after almost 4 years of misery i switched to bisoprolol I hope, Bystolic side effects will fade. M 31 4 years
3,5 1X D
10/26/2013
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 4  atrial fibrillation increased thirst, dry mouth 60 2 weeks
5mg
9/29/2013

 4  PVC's,Arrythmia None so far F 51 8 days
2.5mg 1X D
9/25/2013

 5  Hypertension Best blood pressure med I have been on. I have tried at least 2 from each class. Pressure went fr160/100 to115/78 , Heart rate from 90 to 65.onlly complaint,slight constipation M 59 4 years
5 mg
9/9/2013

 1  Extremely High Blood Pressure Since Ive been taking this med, Ive been getting jittery, shaky, migraine headaches, dizzy and this overall sick feeling. My PC started me off with 10mg of Bystolic. Later after being hospitalized, it was reduced to 2.5mg. I'm still having the same terrible side effects. Are there any safe BP meds out there that aren't so hard on our bodies. I feel that these drugs companies aren't considering what these poisons are doing to our bodies but only the bottom lines. I'm sick of the dizziness and the feeling tired all of the time. I've been cutting the dose in half and I am still having bad side effects. I will get off of the medication as soon as I see my doctor and I prayer that I will not feel harsh effects from stopping this drug. It's junk. F 56 5 days
2.5
9/2/2013
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 1  high blood pressure worked great no side effects or so I thought. was slowly killing me ended up in er thought I was dying shortness of breath total dark feeling dizzy lethargic lazy tired dr had me cut back I started doing every other day soon realized I could breath on days I wasn't taking so quit altogether and starting to feel much better I think it slowly poisons your system M 59 3 years
5 mg 1X D
8/22/2013

 1  BP shortness of breath chest pains weird dreams M 56
5mg 1X D
8/15/2013
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 4  High Blood Pressure I initially started out on 10mg. After 3 months my doctor reduced me to 5mg and with both doses my pressure is under contrtol. The only side effects are it causes severe fatigue for me and weight gain. F 35 4 months
5 1X D
8/12/2013

 1  a/fib swollen painful knee....veins in both legs swollen....pain top of feet...limping now..legs feel heavy..no energy my doc wants me to stay on it...there must be another med with less side effects F 72 3 months
10mg 1X D
8/2/2013
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 5  high heart rate Made my sperm green with blood and lots and lots of pus. M 54 1 days
10 mg
7/25/2013
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 1  To lower blood pressure Erectile dysfunction, bowel incontience, tired chest Hirt M 53 4 months
5 mg
7/19/2013

 2  High Blood Pressure Hair Loss, No libido, Erectile Dysfunction. Bad chest pain while trying to jog. Worked well at lowering BP and heart rate went from 180/100 90 pulse to 125/75 70 pulse but the side effects were bad enough to stop. M 38 4 months
5mg 1X D
7/17/2013

 2  hbp chronic non-productive coughing to the point of gagging.Very dry throat,disrupted sleep. F 65 2 months
10
7/10/2013

 5  HP NONE F 68 1 years
5MG 1X D
6/29/2013

 5  Hypertension, IST Slight dizziness for a week or so, none after that. Took by BP from a high of 160/110 to averaging 110/70 with HR in the mid sixties to upper seventies. M 52 2 years
5 MG 1X D
6/7/2013

 1  Hypertension /high blood pressure Shortness of breath, numbness in hands and feet, tired all the time, low heart rate, legs feel very heavy and hurts and major headaches.....this is not good it made me feel horrible!!! F 45 8 days
10
5/31/2013

 4  Hypertension started out on 10 mg, horrible side effects, chest pains, some shortness of breath, extremely tired-took 10 mg for 3 days-dr then reduced disage to 2.5. So far after 4 days, feel great-but still some tiredness and now diarrhea and leg swelling. Also feet cramps. But BP is great and I can live with these side effects (for a while) unless they get worse. F 71 7 days
2.5 1X D
5/7/2013
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 2  PVC's Major anxiety. I have never had anxiety before. Can't sleep weird dreams and heart rate dropped from 80 to 57. Going to try 2.5 as it did stop PVC. Blood pressure no better it was close to normal anyway. F 56 1 months
5mg 1X D
5/6/2013
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