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Labetalol

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    Oral / IV
    Labetalol
    Trandate 
     
    Useful for rapid BP lowering in acute hypertensive crisis
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Competitively and non-selectively inhibits the action of adrenaline and noradrenaline on β1 and β2 receptors, resulting in suppression of the sympathetic nervous system.

Clinical Use

    • Indication
    • Acute hypertensive crisis
    • Contraindications
    • Asthma
    • Decompensated heart failure
    • AV block
    • Adverse Effects
    • Fatigue / headache
    • Bradycardia
    • Postural hypotension
    • Vivid dreams
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