Labetalol - Drug Information

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General Information on Labetalol

Generic Name : Labetalol

Pronunciation : la bet' a lole

Latest prescription information about Labetalol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y51.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Beta- Adrenergic Blockers

Why is Labetalol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a beta-blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure, including high blood pressure during pregnancy. It blocks both alpha and beta receptors in the body, which lowers blood pressure.

When should Labetalol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with asthma, severe heart diseases and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Labetalol?

PO- Adult- The starting oral dose is 100 mg twice daily.
IV- Emergency treatment of HTN- 50 mg, repeat at 5-min intervals if needed, Max: 200 mg.

How should Labetalol be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
It also comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Labetalol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, kidney or liver disease; asthma, severe allergic reactions, diabetes, cancer, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly.

What are the side effects of Labetalol?

   Body as a whole : Fatigue, weakness and headache.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea and taste disturbances.
   Central nervous system : Dizziness, tingling and drowsiness.
   Autonomic nervous system : Nose stuffiness, ejaculation failure, impotence and increased sweating.
   Heart : Slow heart beat and low blood pressure.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing.
   Skin : Rash.
   Special senses : Visual disturbances.

What are the other precautions for Labetalol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Labetalol?

Store it in an airtight container, and out of the reach of children. Protect from heat. Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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mmnawaz 

glaxo smithkline pharma labetalol 200mg,100mg are not available in chennai. please suggest any medical shop where i can buy this medicine in chennai.

GandhiPrasad 

Dear Sir, I live in Hyderabad nearby ECIL Cross Roads. I need 90 tablets of Normadate [200 mg] (Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.) per month for controlling my BP. I am unable to get this medicine. There are other brands that costs me near about Rs 1900/ PM which is a difficult one from my meager pension. Please help me by suggesting me medical shop in Hyderabad or Secuendrabad for purchasing this medicine. Reply me [email protected] Mob 9908549784 Thanks to all N S Gandhi Prasad

govindgirase20 

Thanks for Information
we do not use this drug in tertiary care center.
why? When it became generic? Kindly provide more info.

govindgirase20 

labetalol is generic in india?

Prakash50 

THERE IS NO MENTION IN THIS ABOUT IV LABETALOL TO BE GIVEN IN HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCY.DR BHADKAMKAR

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