Is labetalol effective to reduce high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Work well often. But obviously u will need close following and if u were my pt i would get you induced after an amnio for fetal lung maturity at 37-38 weeks if your blood pressure stays stable, hopefully u will not end up with severe pih.

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Normal to use labetalol to reduce high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Yes. Labetalol is a common choice for hypertension in pregnancy. Like most medications used in pregnancy, there are not a lot of studies about it, proving that it is totally safe. However, i can tell you from experience that it is a common choice and mothers and infants usually do well with it. Read more...

Can someone who has been using Atenolol for high blood pressure switch to Labetalol abruptly?

Yes. You can make the switch abruptly but must only do so on the advice of your physician. Your doctor will be able to choose the appropriate dose of labetalol to switch to based on your current atenolol dose and BP control and needs. Good luck!! Read more...

High blood pressure before and after pregnancy? Labetalol - antenolol.

Either one. Labetolol is generally used by ob-gyns during pregnancy, at least in the usa. It's a good BP lowering drug any time. Another simple, inexpensive, effective med is hydrochlorothiazide. It's unusual for a non-pregnant 24 year old to have HTN - your kidney function and electrolytes should be checked, coarctation and cushing's disease ruled out. Read more...

I gave birth a month ago but 2 weeks later had high blood pressure. He put me on 100mg of labetalol 2x a day. Will this blood pressure go away?

It might not. High blood pressure that develops during late pregnancy or in the first week or so after delivery often will go away in a few weeks or a month. High blood pressure that develops after that probably won't, since that type is not related to pregnancy. High blood pressure when not pregnant can resolve with exercise, weight loss and eating healthy. Read more...

Currently, I'm on labetalol for high blood pressure. The side effects are making me miserable. Is there anything else I can take while breastfeeding?

Yes. Talk to your doctor, other options, depending on why your doctor picked that specific medication, include verapamil, methyldopa, nifidipine, and metoprolol. Here is a list of meds safe while breastfeeding hope this helps http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-safety-breastfeeding.Html. Read more...