OB_Labetalol (Trandate)

OB_Labetalol (Trandate) - Labetalol (Trandate) Routine use:...

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Labetalol (Trandate) Routine use: Management of hypertension. PO (Adults): 100 mg twice daily initially, may be increased by 100 mg twice daily q 2-3 days as needed (usual range 400-800 mg/day in 2-3 divided doses; doses up to 1.2-2.4 g/day have been used). IV (Adults): 20 mg (0.25 mg/kg) initially, additional doses of 40-80 mg may be given q 10 min as needed (not to exceed 300 mg total dose) or 2 mg/min infusion (range 50-300 mg total dose required). C- Therapeutic: antianginals, antihypertensives Pharmacologic: beta blockers A- Decreased blood pressure. Major side effects: CNS: fatigue , weakness , anxiety, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, memory loss, mental status changes, nightmares. EENT: blurred vision, dry eyes, nasal stuffiness. Resp: bronchospasm, wheezing. CV: ARRHYTHMIAS , BRADYCARDIA , CHF , PULMONARY EDEMA , orthostatic hypotension . GI: constipation, diarrhea, nausea. GU: erectile dysfunction , decreased libido. Derm: itching, rashes. Endo: hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia. MS: arthralgia, back pain, muscle cramps. Neuro: paresthesia. Misc: drug-induced lupus syndrome. Nursing Implications: Assessment Monitor blood pressure and pulse frequently during dose adjustment and periodically during therapy. Assess for orthostatic hypotension when assisting patient up from supine position.
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