High blood pressure, also called hypertension, may be something you feel is not very significant because you have no symptoms. Nick-named the ‘silent killer’, hypertension is a condition that must be addressed before you experience a heart attack, stroke, or kidney damage. Your doctor may recommend you start taking Trandate and make positive changes to your lifestyle that include cutting out bad carbs, losing some weight, and no more smoking.
Although there is no cure for hypertension, Trandate or generic Labetalol will help to lower your blood pressure and you can do your part by adopting a healthier standard of living. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
When taken as directed, Trandate will work as a combination of an alpha and beta blocker. Alpha blockers act on certain receptors in order to keep norepinephrine from tensing up the muscles located in the walls of the smaller arteries and veins. By blocking this stress hormone, the blood vessels are relaxed so blood flows easily through them.
The beta blocker part of Trandate works to block the same hormone in your brain, heart, and blood vessels in order to maintain proper blood flow and also allows your heart to beat more slowly without the need for such force to send blood to other organs and tissues.
Your blood pressure is the amount of force that the flow of blood exerts on blood vessel walls as it travels through them. Your heart pumps blood into blood vessels with enough force to supply other parts of your body so cells receive the nutrients and oxygen they need to continue doing their job. As you go through your day, blood pressure can change depending on what your body needs, such as when you exercise or exert yourself, if you become stressed, and if you smoke or are overweight. If pressure is always high, the vessel walls can become damaged and your heart becomes overworked.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding to be aware of any risks to your unborn or nursing baby. Discuss other medical conditions and allergies with your doctor and provide information regarding current OTC and Rx drugs you take or use and herbal or vitamin supplements. This can help determine if Trandate is the right medication for you.
Until you know how Trandate will affect you, avoid driving or attempting any tasks that require you to be alert. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of Trandate or any medications without talking to your doctor beforehand. Keep Trandate and other drugs out of children’s reach and never share with anyone else.