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
Hypertension 35 10
Elevated blood pressure 17 2
Support heart health 4 0
Heart rate increased 2 1
Kidney Transplant 2 0
Chronic Kidney Disease 1 0

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  • 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 3
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Labetalol

Side effect Patients
Low blood pressure (hypotension) and chest pain 1
Migraine headaches 1
Peripheral Neuropathy 1
Rash or skin problems 1
Sleepiness 1
Stabbing pains in right foot 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Labetalol

Dosage Patients
100 mg twice daily 2
100 mg daily 1
200 mg daily 1
400 mg daily 1
300 mg twice daily 1
600 mg daily 1
1,200 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Labetalol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 5
Doctor's advice 4
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently taking Labetalol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Labetalol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
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 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Labetalol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Atenolol (Tenormin) 1
Diltiazem (Cardizem) 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
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3 patient evaluations for Labetalol

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shell052169
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shell052169
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 47y
  • Duration: 36 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
0 seizures
70 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

See shell052169's full Labetalol history

Jun 17, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
freedom38
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freedom38
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 42
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 10 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

See freedom38's full Labetalol history

Feb 19, 2012 (Started Jan 02, 2008)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
20yearsufferer
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20yearsufferer
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 58
Condition: 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Feb 12, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Heart rate increased)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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