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Labil 20 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Celon Labs
Medicine composition: Labetalol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Labil 20 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. Labil 20 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 Labil 20 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. Labil 20 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 Labil 20 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 Labil 20 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.

Labil 20 MG Injection 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 Labil 20 MG Injection 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, Labil 20 MG Injection 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.
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.
United States
Labil 20 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 Major
Labil 20 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 Major
Labil 20 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 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
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Corticosteroids Moderate
Corticosteroids like prednisolone, methylprednisolone may decrease the effect of Labil 20 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 Moderate
Labil 20 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 Major
Labil 20 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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Popular Questions & Answers

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

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

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 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.
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.

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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