- Amlodipine Besilate–Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Bisoprolol Fumarate
- Perindopril Erbumine
- Tadalafil Xtenda
What does Labetalol treat?
Labetalol is a beta blocker prescribed to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). This acts by lowering high blood pressure and reducing the risk of strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. This blocks the receptors of the adrenergic nervous system which makes arteries expand, resulting in a fall in blood pressure. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Labetalol dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Take it with a full glass of water.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Labetalol is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase or interfere with the effect of Labetalol.
It may interact with:
It may interact with heart medication, diabetes medication and asthma medication. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Labetalol might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Some of the side effects could be impotence, anxiety, dizziness, tiredness and nervousness. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Labetalol
- Can I take Labetalol along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Labetalol?
- What is the dosage of Labetalol to be consumed?
- How should I use Labetalol?
- How will Labetalol work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Labetalol be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Labetalol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.