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Does grapefruits interfere with labetalol?

Does grapefruits interfere with labetalol?

No: Although grapefruit does interfere with some medications, it does not interfere with labetalol. Avoid foods with caffeine, over-the-counter cough and cold medicines, antacids with aluminum, and antihistamines. Alcohol should also be avoided, since it can reduce the effects of beta blockers. ...Read more

Dr. Stanton Smullens
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Labetalol (Definition)

This is a blood pressure medication in the class called beta blockers which has effect not only on the beta receptors which can result I lower blood pressure and heart rate but also cross over to the Alpha receptors which can lead to even ...Read more


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What does it mean to use labetalol?

What does it mean to use labetalol?

Labetolol: This is a blood pressure medicine and a beta blocker. The difference between this and other beta blockers is that it also has additional blood pressure effects. It may be used in difficult to control blood pressure. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: labetalol?

Please describe the medication: labetalol?

Beta blocker: This is a blood pressure medication in the class called beta blockers which has effect not only on the beta receptors which can result I lower blood pressure and heart rate but also cross over to the Alpha receptors which can lead to even further blood pressure lowering. ...Read more

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Can labetalol treat anxiety?

Can labetalol treat anxiety?

Not meant to, but...: Betablockers do have a calming effect. They also slow down the heart which can be helpful during anxiety attacks when heart rate typically goes up. ...Read more

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Have side effects from labetalol?

Have side effects from labetalol?

Varied: Common side effects include : dizziness, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, GI upset, fatigue and headache. More serious and less common are heart failure, excessively slow heart rate, severe shortness of breath, lupus and liver dysfunction. ...Read more

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What are trandate (labetalol) side effects?

What are trandate (labetalol) side effects?

Minor: Trandate (labetalol) or labetolol is a combination Alpha and beta blocker. Its sided effects are for the most part minor and includes dizziness; indigestion; lightheadedness; nausea; pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; stuffy nose; temporary tingling of the scalp; unusual tiredness. Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in chest; swelling mouth, lip). ...Read more

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Why is labetalol stronger than triopolol and propranolol?

Alpha blocker: It is very effective for BP control, it is beta and alpha blocker ...Read more

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Does long-standing Hyperadrenergic state require long-term treatment, or can it be a short fix with med like Labetalol to get system back into balance?

Hyperadrenergic Stat: The most important factor is finding out why you are "hyperadrenergic"? Is there a pituitary, adrenal or thyroid gland tumor of dysfunction or are you hypersensitive to epinephrine, do you have dysautonomia due to histamine from degranulation of mast cells and excessive vasodilation. beta blocker use in the wrong situation can lead to significant risk (e.g. dysautonomia). ...Read more

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Does labetalol cause weight gain?

Labetalol: Weight changes are not one of its side effects listed. ...Read more

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What causes blood pressure to spike at night? It sometimes wakes me up. Last night it was 176/117. I'm taking labetalol 300 mg.

What causes blood pressure to spike at night? It sometimes wakes me up. Last night it was 176/117. I'm taking labetalol 300 mg.

Pretty high: Do you split your dose and take some in the evening? If you're taking all the labetolol in the morning, it may be wearing off at night. That's a high BP for a 31 year old. Have you been worked up for causes? Renal artery duplex? Urinalysis? Electrolytes? Renal function and ultrasound? ...Read more

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CanLabetalol ORAL permanently tonedown HYPERadrenergicSympatheticSystem or required long-term? Is IV labetalol much better crossing Blod-Brain-Barier?

No.: Labetalol is a beta blocker. The beta blockers are a group of medications that act temporarily to reduce adrenergic response of your your heart to adrenergic stimulus. They must be taken regularly. Do not believe that IV labetalol has any better ability to cross the BBB. ...Read more

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Side effects of labetalol during pregnancy?

Side effects of labetalol during pregnancy?

Variable: Labetalol is given a classification of c in pregnancy meaning that there no studies in humans or animals to evaluate fetal risk vs. Maternal benefit.
It however is used to tret difficult to control hypertension.Common side efects include dizziness, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, shortness of breath, headache.More serious reactions include slow heart rates, heart failure, liver toxicity ...Read more

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I'm pregnant with a pacemaker, is labetalol ok to take?

I'm pregnant with a pacemaker, is labetalol ok to take?

Unknown: The pacemaker is not an issue. Labetolol is class c for pregnancy (adverse fetal effects in animals, not tested in humans). If you need a beta blocker, Acebutolol (sectral) is class b (no known adverse fetal effects) and thus is a better choice. ...Read more

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I am transitioning from labetalol to amlodipine. What are the withdrawal symptoms for labetalol?

I am transitioning from labetalol to amlodipine. What are the withdrawal symptoms for labetalol?

Pulse rate: Since it is a beta blocker it could decrease your pulse rate and after tapering off of it could go up. You of course need to look at your blood pressure and I would recommend Monitoring it in the morning, afternoon or evening and write it down so your physician knows. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken the beta blocker labetalol in pregnancy?

Most hypertensives.: Most pregnant women with chronic hypertension are on Labetalol (a combined Alpha and beta blocker) that is fairly effective and safe for that purpose. Chronic use of beta blockers can decrease fetal growth, though, so only take this medication under the care of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Alternative regimens: alpha-methyldopa (very safe, modestly effective), Nifedipine (safe, effective). ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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