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    Labetalol

    Information about Labetalol

    Labetalol uses

    Labetalol is used in the treatment of chest pain (angina), arrhythmias, heart attack and hypertension.

    How labetalol works

    Labetalol blocks the action of certain chemical messengers on the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces heartbeat, blood pressure, and strain on the heart following a heart attack.

    Common side effects of labetalol

    Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness, Palpitations, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Abdominal pain, Slow heart rate, Breathlessness

    Available Medicine for Labetalol

    • ₹147 to ₹988
      Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹76 to ₹198
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹122
      Wockhardt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹123 to ₹284
      Mercury Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹126
      Meyer Organics Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹108 to ₹327
      Neon Laboratories Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹269
      Celon Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹280
      Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹120
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹76
      Corona Remedies Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Labetalol

    • Labetalol may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
    • The Labetalol may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
    • Labetalol may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid the use of tobacco.
    • Consult your doctor whether to continue Labetalol before any scheduled surgery.
    • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have a heart failure or heart disease.
    • Adults over the age of 65 may be at greater risk for the side-effects.

    Frequently asked questions for Labetalol

    Labetalol

    Q. Is labetalol a blood thinner/ diuretic/ vasodilator/ water pill/ addictive?
    Labetalol is not a blood thinner/ diuretic/ vasodilator/ water pill/ addictive. It is a beta blocker used for reduction of blood pressure
    Q. Can I take labetalol with ibuprofen/ tylenol/ benadryl/ aspirin/ tums/ paracetamol/ aleve/ Sudafed/ phentermine?
    Labetalol is not known to interact with Benadryl (anti-allergy)/ tums (antacid)/ Sudafed (cough medication)/ phentermine (appetite suppressant). Labetalol is known to interact with ibuprofen (pain killer)/ tylenol (pain killer) / aspirin (pain killer)/ paracetamol/ aleve (pain killer). Labetalol interacts with a variety of drugs and hence the doctor's advice must be strictly followed on taking any drug along with it
    Q. Does labetalol cause blood sugar/weight gain/affect heart rate/insomnia/weight loss/ constipation/ frequent urination?
    Labetalol is known to cause blood sugar/ weight gain/ affect heart rate. It is not usually known to cause insomnia/ weight loss/ constipation/ frequent urination. If any side effect is observed while on therapy with labetalol please inform the doctor immediately.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)