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I am a newly diagnosed hypertensive patient on 100mg of labetalol 2x per day. Is it safe to have a glass of wine or 2 while taking this medication?
Hypertension: ONE glass would be appropriate but no more. Good Luck ...Read more
Pregnant taking ptu, (propylthiouracil) labetalol, methyldopa never done drugs in my life, I was tested positive for exstacy is that possible?
Yes, but: Ecstasy false positives have not been associated with those drugs, but otc drugs with decongestants, nose drops, nyquil, and weight loss drugs can. Do any of these ring a bell? ...Read more
Metformin, dextroamphetamine, maxalt, (rizatriptan) celexa, seroquel, labetalol, any of these drugs dangerous to take together?
Possibly: If all of those drugs are being used together there is a possibility of a negative drug interaction. Two of the drugs in particular could have a serious effect. It is important to have a primary provider, in addition to specialists, who is aware of all the prescriptions that are taken and can make sure inappropriate combinations are not used together. ...Read more
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
Lots: Tingling scalp is the odd one that most talk about. Too much can give you too low of a blood pressure and possibly a low pulse. That can lead to dizziness, weakness, fatigue, etc. Making asthma worse is possible. Even so, having said all that, labetolol is old and safe. The range of doses is enormous, from 100 mg twice a day to 300 mg 4x/day. If your doc says you need it, try it. And its cheap! ...Read more
Requires 2 or 3 meds: Generally a blood pressure of 168/110 requires two or three medications for adequate control. Also the dose of Labetalol 100 mg twice a day is a relatively low dose but whether you tolerate a higher dose depends on your heart rate. You should consult your doctor soon and do all things possible to control your blood pressure including additional medications and life style changes. ...Read more
Great option: Yes it is one of the best options to treat deissection initially because it has dual effect, beta blocker to slow down the heart and Alpha blocker to dilate periphral arteries and decrease resistance and blood pressure. Some doctor prefer Esmolol because it is shorter half life. ...Read more
I am taking labetalol and it causes retrograde ejaculation are there any supplements I can take to correct this thank you?
I am on labetalol HCl 100mg, diltiazem 24hr ER 180mg, & diltiazem 30mg for high bp. They are not working. What do you suggest that we try next?
Am 25wks pregnant. On 100mg labetalol and just been prescribed 75mg aspirin. I enjoy eating raw garlic everyday, is it still ok to keep eating?
Garlic: It sounds like you have gestational hypertension. Raw garlic should not pose a problem as long as no one else minds. The medications should not be adversely affected. ...Read more