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As with all drugs with beta-blocking activity, certain advice to patients being treated with labetalol HCl is warranted. This information is intended to aid in the safe and effective use of this medication. It is not a disclosure of all possible adverse or intended effects. While no incident of the abrupt withdrawal phenomenon (exacerbation of angina pectoris) has been reported with labetalol HCl, dosing with Trandate (labetalol) Tablets should not be interrupted or discontinued without a physician's advice. Patients being treated with Trandate (labetalol) Tablets should consult a physician at any signs or symptoms of impending cardiac failure or hepatic dysfunction (see WARNINGS). Also, transient scalp tingling may occur, usually when treatment with Trandate Tablets is initiated (see ADVERSE REACTIONS).
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/3/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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