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Old Mar 19th, 2018, 15:32 PM   1
SadakoS
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Anyone taking labetalol? Side effects?


As the title says, is anyone taking labetalol? Or have they done in the past? My BP has been creeping up over the last few weeks so they've started me on it today. Within an hour of taking my first dose my scalp is so tingly/itchy! Feels like something is crawling on me! Apparently it is a side effect, but it's just unpleasant!



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2018, 15:47 PM   2
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I stared taking it while I was pregnant and am still on it, no side effects at all.



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2018, 17:43 PM   3
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What is your dose? I've been on 50 mg day and 50 mg at night since before I got pregnant. I felt tired the first few days but I think that was it, but my dose is small. I hope it gets better!



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2018, 20:14 PM   4
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As the title says, is anyone taking labetalol? Or have they done in the past? My BP has been creeping up over the last few weeks so they've started me on it today. Within an hour of taking my first dose my scalp is so tingly/itchy! Feels like something is crawling on me! Apparently it is a side effect, but it's just unpleasant!
Yes, my scalp got soooo tingly, I hated it. It was the WORST!!

It does seem to die down after a week or two of taking it, though.



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2018, 01:46 AM   5
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I'm on 200mg twice a day. I've been up half the night with the worst headache though, which I'm attributing to the labetalol. Actually scared to take my next dose. I never get side effects from medication, so this is really not fun.

Edited to correct dose! I thought my tablets were 100mg but they're 200mg.



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2018, 13:29 PM   6
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Okay, that's like 4 times my dose so I'm not sure what that would do to me either. I'm quite sensitive to medication!! How high was your BP??? Sorry about the headache.



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2018, 13:55 PM   7
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It was the bottom line they were worried about, it was creeping up. Last week it was averaging 130/90, this week 130/95 so I'm guessing it's preventative. My booking in BP was 120/60 though so it's just been going up up up.



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2018, 14:54 PM   8
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I was on 200mg a day and the 1st 4 or 5 days I had a headache but after that it settled down x



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2018, 14:52 PM   9
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Just to update, I had a BP check today and it was 131/83 which is the lowest its been in ages!



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2018, 21:22 PM   10
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That's great! It's working! Hopefully the headaches have calmed down.



 
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