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Gravidol 5 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Mercury Health Care Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Labetalol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Gravidol 5 MG Injection helps in the treatment of hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure. The drug may either be prescribed on its own or in combination with other drugs. Gravidol 5 MG Injection may also be prescribed for the treatment of other health issues as per your doctor’s discretion. The drug works as an adrenergic receptor blocker, which effectively blocks alpha as well as beta receptors present in the body.

Doctors do not recommend the drug to those patients who are allergic to any substance that is present in it. Patients suffering from heart blockage, asthma, breathing problems or irregular heart beat are not prescribed Gravidol 5 MG Injection as their condition may worsen.

The drug is mostly administered in the form of an injection either at the doctor’s clinic or at the hospital. You can also learn to administer the drug yourself at home. In order to do so, ensure that your doctor teaches you how to administer the injection and use the drug the correct way. Gravidol 5 MG Injection should not be used if the liquid has turned cloudy or the vial is damaged. The drug as well as the needles and syringes should be kept away from kids and pets. Also make sure that you do not reuse a syringe or needle that you have already opened. Make sure that you dispose them properly.

One of the side effects of Gravidol 5 MG Injection is dizziness. To avoid any accident as a result of dizzy spells or fainant stay in bed after you receive your dose. You can return back to your daily activities about 3 hours after taking the dosage. Ensure that you move slowly as well.

Some other side effects of Gravidol 5 MG Injection are nausea, development of excess acid in the stomach, headache, heartburn, indigestion, rashes, foul taste in the mouth, weakness, pain or discomfort and belching.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.

  • Hypertension

    Gravidol 5 MG Injection is used in the treatment of Hypertension which is an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and/or environmental factors.
  • Allergy

    Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Gravidol 5 MG Injection or other beta blockers.
  • Asthma

    Not recommended in the patients with known history of lung diseases like asthma, bronchospasm and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Heart block greater than first degree

    Not recommended in patients with 2nd or 3rd degree AV block.
  • Sinus Bradycardia

    Not recommended in the patients with the condition like Sinus Bradycardia.
  • Blurred vision

  • Difficulty in breathing

  • Dizziness

  • Cold sweats

  • Nausea and Vomiting

  • Acid or sour stomach

  • Headache

  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse

  • Stomach pain

  • Loss of strength

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine can last for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 20 to 120 minutes after an oral dose and 2 to 3 minutes after an intravenous dose.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is known to excreted in breast milk. It is recommended in breastfeeding women only if necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
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Gravidol 5 MG Injection works by reducing the cardiac output and also by reducing the peripheral vascular resistance by blocking beta and alpha-1 receptor, thus reduces the blood pressure and oxygen demand.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Asthma

    Gravidol 5 MG Injection should not be used in patients suffering from bronchial asthma or any other lung diseases. Inform the doctor if you had any history of lung diseases or family history of lung disease. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Bradyarrhythmia/AV Block

    Gravidol 5 MG Injection or other beta blockers are not recommended in the patients with Sinus Bradyarrhythmia or heart block greater than the first degree. Inform the doctor if you have any heart diseases or family history of heart diseases. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine may lower the blood pressure and may cause symptoms like dizziness, headache, change in pulse or heart rate. The patient should be counseled about these effects and advised not to perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Corticosteroids

    Corticosteroids like prednisolone, methylprednisolone may decrease the effect of Gravidol 5 MG Injection if taken more than a week. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Any symptoms of swelling of feet and hands, rapid weight gain should be reported to the doctor. Dose adjustments are to be made if necessary.

    Antidiabetic medicines

    Gravidol 5 MG Injection may mask the symptoms of low blood glucose levels like tremors, fast heartbeat, palpitations and makes it difficult for the patients to understand. Inform your doctor if you are a diabetic patient your doctor may prescribe an alternate medicine. Close monitoring of blood glucose is necessary.

    Beta-2 adrenergic bronchodilators

    Gravidol 5 MG Injection is not recommended with the bronchodilators like salbutamol, formoterol due to the opposite action. Inform the doctor if you have any lung disease and receiving inhalers. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
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