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LABETALOL-INJECTION, Normodyne, Trandate

GENERIC NAME: LABETALOL - INJECTION (luh-BET-uh-lol)

BRAND NAME(S): Normodyne, Trandate

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USES: This medication is used to treat severe high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.

OTHER USES: This drug may also be used to decrease blood pressure during surgery, which can help decrease surgical bleeding.

HOW TO USE: This medication is given slowly into a vein (IV) as repeated injections, or is given continuously as a diluted liquid (IV infusion). The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to the medication. Follow all instructions in the product package for proper dilution with the correct IV fluids. Consult your pharmacist for more details. You should remain lying down while this drug is being given and for 3 hours after a dose. The maximum blood pressure effect of labetalol usually occurs within 5 minutes of each injection. The maximum dosage of labetalol is 300 mg. Before using, visually check this product and diluted solutions of the drug for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Blood pressure must be monitored closely during and after drug administration. Rapid, excessive lowering of blood pressure should be avoided.




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