Labetalol

When and How Do I Take It?

Some general considerations for when and how to take labetalol include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is also available in injection form for use in the hospital setting. Generally, people take it two or three times a day.
     
  • You may take your dose with or without food.
     
  • Take your labetalol dosage at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
     
  • For labetalol to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • You should not stop taking labetalol without first discussing it with your healthcare provider. Stopping the drug abruptly increases the risk for serious side effects (see Precautions and Warnings With Labetalol).
     

Dosing Information

The dose of labetalol your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • How you respond to the drug.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Labetalol Dosing for more information.)
  

Drug Interactions

Labetalol may interact with a number of different medications (see Drug Interactions With Labetalol for more information).
  
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