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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
Careful: Not if your taking it under the supervision of a physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Alpha blocker: it is very effective for BP control, it is beta and alpha blocker ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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