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Labetamac 100Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Labetalol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Labetamac 100Mg Tablet 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. Labetamac 100Mg Tablet 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 Labetamac 100Mg Tablet 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. Labetamac 100Mg Tablet 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 Labetamac 100Mg Tablet 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 Labetamac 100Mg Tablet are nausea, development of excess acid in the stomach, headache, heartburn, indigestion, rashes, foul taste in the mouth, weakness, pain or discomfort and belching.

Labetamac 100Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Hypertension which is an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and/or environmental factors.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Labetamac 100Mg Tablet or other beta blockers.
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.
In addition to its intended effect, Labetamac 100Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Blurred vision Major Less Common
Difficulty in breathing Major Less Common
Dizziness Major Less Common
Cold sweats Major Less Common
Nausea and Vomiting Minor Common
Acid or sour stomach Minor Less Common
Headache Minor Less Common
Decreased interest in sexual intercourse Minor Less Common
Stomach pain Minor Less Common
Loss of strength Minor Less Common
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Labetamac 100Mg Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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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.
India
United States
Japan
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 Major
Labetamac 100Mg Tablet 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 Major
Labetamac 100Mg Tablet 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 Moderate
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 Moderate
Corticosteroids like prednisolone, methylprednisolone may decrease the effect of Labetamac 100Mg Tablet 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 Moderate
Labetamac 100Mg Tablet 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 Major
Labetamac 100Mg Tablet 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.
What are you using Labetamac 100Mg Tablet for?
Hypertension
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
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Popular Questions & Answers

Dear sir or madam I'm suffering from low bp .so what can I do ? Pls give me reply thanking you.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please wake up early in the morning and go for morning walk do regular pranayam and yoga take sy arjunarishta 10 ml twice a day.

If pregnant woman has blood pressure150/100 in the 4 th month then what precautions she take and whichmedicines should be preferred.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
If pregnant woman has blood pressure150/100 in the 4 th month then what precautions she take and whichmedicines shoul...
she needs frequent monitoring, bp medicine should be M dopa/ labetalol/ nifedipiine as found suitable by the gynae who is examining her. Salt restriction, foetal monitoring necessary

Popular Health Tips

Hypertension In Pregnancy

MBBS, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hypertension In Pregnancy

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is defined as blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm hg. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are a major cause of maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, both in developing and developed countries. Hypertension is the most common medical problem in pregnancy.
If high blood pressure continues after 20 weeks of pregnancy, preeclampsia and other complications can develop.

What causes high blood pressure during pregnancy?
According to the national heart, lung, and blood institute (nhlbi), there are several possible causes of high blood pressure during pregnancy.
These include:
- being overweight or obese
- failing to stay active
- smoking
- drinking alcohol
- first-time pregnancy
- a family history of pregnancy-related hypertension
- carrying more than one child
- assistive technology (such as ivf)
- maternal age is also a factor, with pregnant women over the age of 40 being more at risk.

BP measurement:
# use a sitting or semi-reclining position so that the arm to be used is at the level of the heart.
# do not take the bp in the upper arm with the woman on her side, as this will give falsely lower readings.

What are the complications of high blood pressure during pregnancy?
- if high blood pressure continues after 20 weeks of pregnancy, there can be complications. Preeclampsia can develop.

What is preeclampsia?

This condition can cause serious damage to your organs, including your brain and kidneys. Preeclampsia is also known as toxemia or pregnancy-induced hypertension. Preeclampsia with seizures becomes eclampsia. This can be fatal.

Thorough prenatal care, including regular doctor’s visits, should be able to address preeclampsia symptoms. Symptoms include:

@protein in a urine sample
Abnormal swelling in hands and feet
@persistent headaches

Preventing high blood pressure during pregnancy:
Common risk factors for high blood pressure, such as obesity and a history of high blood pressure, can be minimized through diet and exercise. Of course, during pregnancy, it is inevitable that you will gain some weight. It’s recommended that pregnant women consult with their doctor to identify a weight gain target that is healthy for them.

Dietary guidelines for pregnant women vary from person to person. Speak with a nutritionist who will keep your specific height and weight in mind when creating a nutrition plan for you.

The nhlbi emphasizes that it’s important to take steps to lessen your risk of high blood pressure. You should steer clear of smoking and drinking alcohol, both of which have been known to raise blood pressure.

Pregnancy causes hormone shifts, as well as psychological and physical changes. This can bring on stress, which can make high blood pressure harder to manage. Try stress reduction techniques such as yoga and meditation.

 

Management:
Management depends on the woman's bp, gestational age and blood flow in the placenta. Non-pharmacological management is recommended for many women but is not recommended when there is the presence of associated maternal and fetal risk factors. Non-pharmacological management includes close supervision, limitation of activities, and some bed rest in the left lateral position.

All pregnant women should receive antenatal education so that they are aware of the symptoms associated with pre-eclampsia, its importance, and the need to obtain medical advice.


Such symptoms include:
Severe headache.
Visual problems: blurred vision or flashing before the eyes.
Severe epigastric pain.
Vomiting.
Sudden swelling of the face, hands or feet.
 

Women who are at high risk of pre-eclampsia are recommended to take 75 mg aspirin daily from 12 weeks of gestation to delivery. Such women are those with:

- hypertension or pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in a past pregnancy.
- chronic kidney disease.
- autoimmune disease (eg, systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) or antiphospholipid syndrome).
- diabetes mellitus (both type 1 or 2).
- chronic hypertension.


Women should also take 75 mg aspirin daily from the 12th week if they have any two of the following features:- in their first pregnancy.
- aged ≥40 years.
- previous pregnancy >10 years ago.
- body mass index (bmi) of ≥35 kg/m2 at booking.
- family history of pre-eclampsia.
- multiple pregnancy.

Medication for high blood pressure during pregnancy:
Some traditional blood pressure medications can cause problems in pregnant women should be avoided when you are pregnant:

-ace inhibitors
-renin inhibitors
-angiotensin receptor blockers
These drugs in particular will be passed through the bloodstream to the developing baby. They can negatively impact the baby’s health. These medications may also cause blood to thin, which can compromise the mother’s ability to carry the baby to term.

Methyldopa and labetalol are both drugs that have been deemed safe for use to manage blood pressure during pregnancy.

Talk to your doctor about how to control your blood pressure if you develop hypertension during pregnancy.

Summary:
High blood pressure during pregnancy doesn’t usually lead to serious problems. However, if it goes untreated, hypertension can become life-threatening for both mother and baby.

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Preventive Care - Keep Your Health On Track!

MD - Medicine , MBBS
General Physician, Vadodara
Preventive Care - Keep Your Health On Track!

Most of us today live a hectic life be it pressing deadlines or tiring social engagements, but in all this hustle and bustle we tend to often neglect our health. Do we know that today for all of us there is a great need for preventive care, especially in today's world where the threats are magnified. This also includes being able to get the proper guidance to imbibe a healthier lifestyle with regular tests and health checkups that will help us in knowing our present state of health and will help is in identifying risks and threats well in advance.

  • Did you know, that almost seven out of ten fatalities or deaths are caused due to chronic disease and that half these cases do not recognise the early symptoms and risks with proper screening and regular
  • check ups. Sounds familiar, are you also one of those who have never cared for preventive healthcare check ups?
  • These preventive health checkups are actually life saving, as they update you on how fit and healthy you are. Preventive health care basically deals with the prevention of diseases and conditions that may be caused due to environmental factors, genetic predisposition of the patient, lifestyle choices as well as disease agents. In this field, constant check ups and preventive action equips people to deal with and ward off these causes so as to prevent the onset of a number of disease and ailments. Here is everything you need to know about preventive healthcare.
  • In today's time it is very simple to get a preventive health check up done, all it takes is a simple blood and urine test at a lab and you will be able to know all you need to know about your health. Further, if there has been an outbreak of an epidemic where you live, then preventive health care will help in getting the right tests done at the right time so as to ensure that you get the proper vaccinations. With preventive healthcare, you can also get genetic testing done on a regular basis so as to learn more about preventing diseases like asthma, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and many others that one might inherit genetically.
  • It is time that we take care of ourselves by booking a full body check up today and live a healthy and stress free life.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

5962 people found this helpful

Thyroid Treatment in Homeopathy!

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Thyroid Treatment in Homeopathy!

One of the fastest growing disorders in modern times is the malfunction of the Thyroid. The statistics show that the Thyroid condition is the most under-diagnosed health problem. There are millions of people suffering from Thyroid problems, but only a few out of those are diagnosed and treated, see positive results using Thyroid medications. Often the Thyroid levels appear normal with lab, yet the individuals struggle with the symptoms of Thyroid problem. The Thyroid is one of several glands in the endocrine system, located in the front of the neck. The glands of the endocrine system control many of the body’s functions through chemical substances called hormones. The hormones produced by the Thyroid gland regulate how the body cells use energy and how fast the body’s metabolism work. This gland also affects the rate of growth of the hair and bones, the body over weight, temperature and energy level as well as the function of the heart and digestive system.

Homeopathy For Thyroid

In homeopathy, there is no general treatment and no specific remedies for any disease. Rather, treatment is individualized. This means that the presentation of a disease in each patient is considered unique, and the homeopath prescribes remedies after an intimate consultation with each patient.

During the homeopathy consultation, the homeopath considers more than just the symptoms of the disease. He also considers the disposition and constitution of the patient. This means that the homeopath approaches treatment by weighing the physical, mental and emotional states of the patient as well as the symptoms of the disease. This approach leads to the prescription of a unique set of remedies for each patient. Therefore, two patients suffering from the same disease may receive two different sets of remedies from the same homeopath. 

The second principle of homeopathy is the use of poisons to treat diseases. Homeopathy employs watered down poisons to treat disorders. A similar principle is used in the production of vaccines in conventional medicine. If a natural compound may cause certain symptoms and signs in high doses, homeopaths believe very low doses of the dilute solution of the compound can also relieve the same symptoms and signs.

Despite the apparent confusion and the seeming lack of coherence, homeopathy has been largely successful and in some cases, its practices and remedies can be backed up with scientific evidence. Even though homeopathy does not provide specific remedies for any disease, it is still possible to draw up a list of commonly prescribed homeopathic remedies for any disease. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Infertility In Women - What Puts You At Risk?

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Infertility In Women - What Puts You At Risk?

Infertility is the incapability of a couple to conceive after indulging in unprotected sex multiple times over a long period. It can also be referred to as the biological inability of a man to cause conception or a woman to conceive as well as being unable to carry the pregnancy for the whole duration. Research has shown that female problems contribute to over half of all the infertility cases.

Causes-

Causes of infertility in include:

  1. Ovulation Disorders – This is regarded as the most common cause of infertility in women. The disorders can be caused due to conditions like PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), Premature ovarian failure, poor quality of eggs, overactive or underactive thyroid gland and chronic conditions like cancer or AIDS.

  2. Problems in fallopian tubes or uterus – Abnormalities in the uterus or fallopian tubes render the woman incapable of conceiving naturally. This might be due to conditions like Endometriosis, previous sterilization treatments or surgeries to correct past problems.

  3. Medications or Treatments – There is a possibility of some treatments affecting infertility. Examples include NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy.

Diagnosis-

Usually, the initial steps for diagnosing infertility involve a review of the complete medical history of the patients as well as a physical exam. Post this check-up, some diagnostic tests are conducted for infertility. This might include-

  1. Blood and Urine tests: For checking hormone levels.

  2. Pap smear:For checking the health of your cervix.

  3. X-ray: For outlining the internal shape of the uterus so that blockages in fallopian tubes can be identified.

Risk Factors:

  1. Age – Increasing age tends to lower the quality as well as the quantity of a woman's eggs

  2. Smoking Besides damaging your cervix and fallopian tubes, smoking increases your risk of miscarriage. It is also believed to deplete your eggs at a premature stage, thereby reducing your chances of pregnancy.

  3. Weight – Normal ovulation is hindered by being overweight or even significantly underweight. This is because lower levels of BMI (body mass index) reduces the frequency of ovulation, reducing the chances of pregnancy.

  4. Sexual history – Sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and Chlamydia can cause damage to the fallopian tubes, resulting in infertility.

Treatments:

Even though it is possible to restore fertility in women using only one or two therapies, a number of treatments might be required before conception is possible. Some of these treatments include:

  1. Intrauterine insemination (IUI): deliberately introducing sperm into the uterus of a woman for achieving pregnancy.

  2. Stimulating ovulation with fertility drugs.

  3. Surgery to restore fertility.

In situations where pregnancy does not happen spontaneously, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) can be used by couples to achieve a pregnancy. It is any form of fertility treatment which involves the handling of sperm and egg. The entire ART team consists of psychologists, physicians, embryologists, nurses and lab technicians.

One common ART technique is In vitro fertilization (IVF). It is a process where an egg and sperm are manually combined in a laboratory dish, followed by transfer of embryo to the uterus. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Penis Health Red Flag: Penile Discharge

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Health Red Flag: Penile Discharge

When a man first notices penile discharge, he might hope that he's wrong - that he hasn't really seen what he thinks he saw. But in most cases, when a man notices something odd about his penis, he's right in that something really is going wrong with the equipment. It's a true penis care emergency in that a man needs to figure out what is causing the discharge as soon as possible, so as to help keep his penis health in tip-top shape - and of course, to help ensure that he protects the health of his sexual partners as well.

Penile discharge: Is it an STD?

Unfortunately, one of the most common reasons for penile discharge is a sexually transmitted disease. Though in most cases the infection comes along with other symptoms as well, some men experience a discharge with little to no other symptoms.

The discharge can take a variety of forms. In some cases it is very thin and watery, and is only a slow "drip" that might take a man a few days to notice. But in others, the discharge is copious, with large amounts of it showing up in his underwear in a short period of time. Some discharge might become thick as well.

When it comes to color, penile discharge can be anything from entirely clear to dark yellow or green. Some discharge can even be entirely white, as though chalk has been mixed with water. A discharge that includes any pink or red color might mean there is also blood in there, which doesn't bode well for a man - it's a sure sign he needs to get to the doctor as soon as possible.

Other potential signs

As mentioned earlier, there are often many other symptoms that accompany a penile discharge that is the result of a sexually transmitted infection. These can include a red penis, itching, swelling, penis pain, a feeling of fullness, an urge to urinate that leads to only a few drops coming out, a rash, painful urination and more. Any of these could indicate a serious medical issue, including an infection a man picked up from a partner.

What to do

  • When a man is confronted with a penile discharge, the first thing he must do is figure out where the problem is coming from. For most guys, that's going to mean a quick visit to the doctor or health clinic, where he will be tested for sexually transmitted diseases. The doctor might take a swab of the discharge for further study and to help determine the STD more quickly; a guy can also expect to have blood taken for labs that can help pinpoint which problem he might have.
  • If a guy notices penile discharge that is mixed with blood, experiences penis pain with no explanation, or notices the discharge shortly after he suffered an injury to the penis, it's time to go to the emergency room. These situations require a man to be thoroughly checked out as soon as possible to help him avoid any long-term problems that might result from the issue.
  • On a day-to-day basis, a guy should take steps to protect his penis. This includes using condoms when in bed with a new partner, keeping the penis clean and fresh, and reaching for a daily penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). A guy should look for a crème that contains Shea butter for dryness, vitamin C for overall skin health, vitamin A for odor control and alpha lipoic acid to fight the free radicals that can lead to signs of aging. A guy should also look for other nutrients, such as L-carnitine and L-arginine, which provide for better health of a guy's favorite organ.
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About Labetamac 100Mg Tablet
When is Labetamac 100Mg Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Labetamac 100Mg Tablet?
What are the side effects of Labetamac 100Mg Tablet?
Key highlights of Labetamac 100Mg Tablet
What are the substitutes for Labetamac 100Mg Tablet?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Labetamac 100Mg Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Labetamac 100Mg Tablet?