What is Trandate Medication used for?
Chemical Name: LABETALOL (la-BET-a-lole)
This particular medicine is primarily used to treat high blood pressure, that is, hypertension in patients who are suffering from this. This particular medicine works primarily by lowering your blood pressure and thus, in turn, also reduces the risk of you suffering from a stroke, heart attack, or from developing kidney issues.
Moreover, this particular medicine is both a beta-blocker as well as an alpha-blocker. Combined, these two properties in this particular medicine work by preventing certain natural chemicals in the human body from taking actions that may increase your blood pressure. Thus, this then, in turn, lowers your heart rate, blood pressure, and puts less strain on your heart.
You can purchase Trandate medication from Canada Pharmacy. It is available in two forms; Trandate 100 mg and Trandate 200 mg.
The active ingredient found in this medicine is Labetalol.
Take this particular medicine as it has been prescribed to you by your doctor.
Generally, this particular medicine is taken orally two times in a day. However, dosage may vary according to your health. Generally, your doctor may get you started on this particular medicine with a low dose and then he or she may gradually increase your dosage with time. Follow the instructions of your doctor carefully.
It is claimed that for the best results, you should take this medicine at the same time every day.
Inform your doctor of:
- Any allergies you might have to the ingredients of this medicine or otherwise.
- Pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding.
- Any heart rhythm disease.
- Your medical history.
- Blood circulation problems.
- Mood disorders.
Make sure you:
- Check your blood sugar regularly or as your doctor has instructed you to when taking this particular medicine.
- Inform your doctor immediately if you have increased urination or any other signs of high blood sugar.
- Do not drive or use machinery.
- Limit alcoholic beverages.
Cautions not listed here may also exist.
The side effects you should know about include:
- Scalp tingling
- Reduced blood flow to your hands and feet
- Low heartbeat
- Blue fingers or toes
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortened breath
- Swelling of your ankles and feet
- Unexplained tiredness
- Sudden weight gain
- Mood swings
- Dark urine
- Abdominal pain
- Swelling of either your face, tongue, or throat
Side effects not listed here may also occur.
Product Code: 1864
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.