Labetalol 100mg Tablet contains Lebatalol. It is an antihypertensive medication that is used alone or in combination with other agents for the treatment of high blood pressure which may be caused by genetic or environmental factors. It is used to treat angina (chest pain) in patients suffering from high blood pressure. Labetalol belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers. It lowers blood pressure and helps to prevent future strokes and heart attacks.
High blood pressure
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common condition in which the long-term force of blood against artery walls is high enough that may cause health problems like heart diseases. High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood out of the body. Generally, high blood pressure has no symptoms if blood pressure reaches dangerously high levels. A few people with high blood pressure may have headaches, shortness of breath or nose bleeds.
Labetalol 100mg Tablet is used to treat high blood pressure and in the long-term management of angina. Labetalol is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure. It helps to lower high blood pressure and prevents strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It works to block the action of certain natural chemicals in the body such as epinephrine on the heart and blood vessels. This effect lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
Labetalol 100mg Tablet should take with food.at any time of day. Before taking medicine please consult your doctor. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you miss the dose, your condition could become worse. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. The medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers.
Some common side effects of this medicine include dizziness, fatigue, nausea, nasal congestion, ejaculation disorders, and breathlessness. Consult with your doctor if these side effects become worse.
Benefits of Labetalol 100 mg Tablet
In the high blood pressure
Labetalol 100 mg works to block the effects of some chemicals on the heart and blood vessels. It slows down the heart rate and helps the heart to beat with less force. This medicine is very effective in lowering blood pressure. It must be taken regularly once a day as prescribed by your doctor. This is a long-term medicine so it works in the long term to keep you well.
In Angina ( chest pain)
Labetalol 100 mg Tablet moderates the blood vessel, so that blood can flow easily in your body and check the heart, getting a good supply of oxygen. This makes lower the risks of chest pain that you suffer due to angina. This medicine helps to increase to do physical activity and makes your daily life easy by reducing the frequency of angina attacks. You should take medicine as long as prescribed by your doctor.
In heart attack and stroke
If your blood pressure is out of control you are at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. This medicine reduces the chances of heart disease and helps you to remain fit for a long time. Take this medicine on regular basis and make good lifestyle changes, like eating healthy and remaining active to increase the effectiveness of the medicine.
Side effects of Labetalol 100 mg Tablet
Here are some of the major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects require a doctor’s attention. If any side effects remain for a long time and become serious.
Some of the common side effects include
- Vision problem
- Difficulty in breathing
- Cold sweats
- Acid stomach
- Loss of strength
- Stomach pain
How to take Lebatalol 100 mg?
Always take the medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Take it with food. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to chew, crush and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Take medicine every day prescribed by the doctor. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and continue it on a regular schedule on the next day. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does Labetalol 100 mg Tablet work?
It works to change the way your body responds to some nerve impulses, especially in the heart. It slows down the heart rate and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood in your body. It reduces the risk of blood pressure and thus helps to prevent stroke in the future and heart attack.