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Labetalol : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Labetalol with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Labetalol is a beta-blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure, including high blood pressure during pregnancy.

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Labetalol Interactions with Food and Herbs

Potassium Rich Foods: Labetalol increases the potassium level in the blood. This may be worsened by intake of potassium-rich foods.

Pleurisy Root: Pleurisy roots are not recommended with most heart medications due to the cardiac glycoside content of the root.

Labetalol Interactions with Alcohol

Drinking alcohol with labetalol may result in low blood pressure.
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How to Take the Medication -

While taking beta blockers like labetalol, you should avoid caffeine-containing foods or beverages as caffeine has the ability to decrease the effectiveness of the drug.
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