Labetalol is a drug used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a class of medications known as beta blockers. This drug is not a cure for high blood pressure, but it can help reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure. It comes in tablet form and is available in several different strengths. Common side effects include nausea, heartburn, and fatigue.
Labetalol hydrochloride (Trandate®) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed for controlling high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults. However, it is not a cure for high blood pressure.
The medication has not been approved for use in children.
As with any medicine, side effects can occur with labetalol. However, not everyone who takes it will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate the medicine well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects include:
- Nasal stuffiness
- A slow heart rate.
(Click Labetalol Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
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