How should I take labetalol?
Labetalol is available as an oral tablet and solution for injection in vials. The oral tablet should be taken by mouth without chewing or crushing it. The IV solution should be administered by a licensed health professional in a clinical setting.
How do I store labetalol?
This drug should be stored at room temperature (<30°C) and be protected from light and moisture. Always check the label before using this product. For safety, keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not use if the printed expiration date has passed, the product seal has been broken, or the product has changed in color, odor, or consistency.
Do not dispose of this product by pouring it down the drain, toilet, or into the environment. Ask your pharmacist regarding the proper way and location of disposal.
Precautions & Warnings
Beta-blockers, including labetalol, are associated with an increased risk of hypotension and cough. This risk is further increased in older patients usually over 60 years of age, regular alcohol drinkers, and those with respiratory conditions.
Some groups of people with conditions like asthma may experience an exacerbation of symptoms after using beta-blockers.
Before using this medication, inform your doctor if:
- You have ever had an allergic reaction to labetalol or other beta-blockers
- You have a history of allergy to other medications, food, or other substances
- You are taking other medications, especially other antihypertensives
- You have underlying health conditions