Labetalol is prescription drug. It is sold from the pharmacy store only in the presence of written instructions known as prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.
Labetalol is pronounced as la BAY ta lol
Labetalol is used to treat high blood pressure. Labetalol is used along with diuretics to treat high blood pressure.
Do not use labetalol in the following conditions.
Safety and effectiveness has not been established in labetalol
Labetalol is available in the form of tablets and i.v solution
Orally: 100 mg two times in a day. Maintenance dose is 200 – 400mg two times in a day.
If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose.
If you notice any of the above side effects become worse stop the medication and consult your doctor immediately
Store labetalol at room temp (25 degrees C / 77 degrees F). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: May 25, 2012
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