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Labetalol And Grapefruit
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
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
Alpha blocker: It is very effective for BP control, it is beta and alpha blocker ...Read more
Careful: Not if your taking it under the supervision of a physician. ...Read more
I'm pregnant on 300mg labetalol twice a day. Lowest BP I have seen at home is 103/78. What BP would be to low for a pregnant person?
Took my valsartin 160mg @1:30 pm and mistook my wife's labetalol 200mg for my evening dose of ranitidine 300mg @ 8:00 should I be OK to wait it out?
Should be: Yes, you might feel tired or lethargic, but you should be fine. ...Read more
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
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
CanLabetalol ORAL permanently tonedown HYPERadrenergicSympatheticSystem or required long-term? Is IV labetalol much better crossing Blod-Brain-Barier?
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
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