What is Labetalol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Trandate Normodyne

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Labetalol is a beta blocker used in the treatment of mild to severe hypertension. It is used intravenously for hypertensive (high blood pressure) emergencies.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 37 13
Elevated blood pressure 17 2
Support heart health 4 0
Heart rate increased 2 1
Kidney transplant 2 0
Chronic kidney disease 1 0

Show all 10 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 5
Mild 0
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Labetalol

Side effect Patients
Fast heart rate (tachycardia) 1
Low blood pressure (hypotension) and chest pain 1
Migraine headaches 1
Mood swings 1
peripheral neuropathy 1
Rash or skin problems 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Labetalol

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 1
100 mg daily 1
200 mg daily 1
300 mg daily 1
200 mg twice daily 1
400 mg daily 1
300 mg twice daily 1
1,200 mg daily 1
100mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Labetalol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 6
Doctor's advice 4
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Labetalol

Duration

Currently taking Labetalol

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 5

Stopped taking Labetalol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 10
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Labetalol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Atenolol (Tenormin) 1
Diltiazem (Cardizem) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril (San Lisinopril-HCTZ) 1
Lisinopril (Zestril) 1

Patients stopped taking Labetalol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 2
Acebutolol (Sectral) 1
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Carvedilol (Coreg) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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4 patient evaluations for Labetalol

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 17, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 19, 2012 (Started Jan 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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