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Old Sep 4th, 2011, 03:05 AM   1
kristen77
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Anyone on labetalol?


Hi girls,

I am suffering fron really bad migraines this pg. I have discovered that a drug called labetalol, which is used for treating high BP in pg, can also relieve migraines. I just wondered if anyone was taking the drug & if so if is it because of high BP? Or for something else? Hope you don't mind me asking x

Thank you ladies

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Old Sep 4th, 2011, 08:57 AM   2
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Old Sep 4th, 2011, 10:28 AM   3
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I took it at the end of my last pregnancy and for about a month after for high bp which was pre eclampsia.



 
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Old Sep 4th, 2011, 12:02 PM   4
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I was on it last pregnancy due to pre eclampsia.
has it been prescribed for you?
Lo had to have her blood glucose measured for 6 hours after birth as the meds can cause it to be low...no one told me this when I was put on it so it came as a bit of a shock to me.
Oh also, you cant take it if you have asthma.



Edit- I was originally on adalat ****** (bp med) which was horrible and I wouldn't advise anyone to take that if possible.



 
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Haha I forgot this forum wont allow the word re.tard!



 
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Old Sep 4th, 2011, 12:08 PM   6
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I am usually taking Atenolol for Irregular heart beats. Both pregnancies I have been switched to Lebatalol. It is safer to take. I have a healthy 5 year old. I also have asthma and it has not caused any problems.



 
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Old Sep 4th, 2011, 12:16 PM   7
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Really! I had to beg to be taken off of adalat re.tard due to side effects and they were very hesitant To give me labetalol due to childhood asthma....which was the reason they put me on the less used adalat in the first place.



 
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Old Sep 4th, 2011, 12:42 PM   8
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I am not on it at the moment but was in it for in the past, I found it had alot of side effects (mostly dizziness and shaking) it was also very hard to come off and had to wean off it slowly. I was on it for high bp and it is one of the safe drugs to use in pregnancy, i f I HAD to go back on it I would but for me i wouldnt if there was any other safe possibilty - my doctor actually said that it was a harsh drug. Now I was on a relativley high dose so this may make all the difference of course!



 
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