Hybloc (Labetalol Hydrochloride)
What is Hybloc (Labetalol Hydrochloride) used for?
Hybloc (Labetalol Hydrochloride) can help to reduce the risk of kidney or heart problems, as well as lowering the risk of strokes occurring as a result of high blood pressure. It is an effective treatment for hypertension. This drug is known as an alpha blocker and a beta blocker. By blocking the actions of epinephrine and other naturally occurring chemicals, it can lower the heart rate and reduce blood pressure. This drug is also sometimes used to treat tetanus and angina.
How should I use Hybloc (Labetalol Hydrochloride)?
Patients who have been prescribed Hybloc (Labetalol Hydrochloride) are normally told to take this drug 2 to 3 times per day. If you are taking this drug to treat high blood pressure, you should note that it may take several weeks for an improvement to be noticed. Patients who have been prescribed this drug should continue taking it, unless their physician tells them not to.
What are the side effects of Hybloc (Labetalol Hydrochloride)?
Be advised that the following side effects may occur as a result of taking Hybloc (Labetalol Hydrochloride):
This drug can also cause changes in mood, liver disease or rapid weight gain. However, these side effects are rare. If any of these rare but serious side effects occur, you should consult your physician immediately.
Do not suddenly stop taking this drug, as this can cause serious complications. Discuss with your physician the proper procedure for discontinuing use of this drug.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Hybloc (Labetalol Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.