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What should I know about labetalol before taking it?

Before taking labetalol you should talk to your doctor about your medical history and all of the other medications and dietary supplements you currently take. Your doctor may recommend that you not take labetalol if you have any of the following conditions: asthma, severe chest pain, slow heartbeat, depression, kidney or liver disease, lung disease, circulation problems, diabetes, low blood sugar, low blood pressure, thyroid disorder. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking labetalol. You should be aware that labetalol may alter your judgment and reaction time. If you are starting treatment with labetalol, be cautious about driving and operating machinery.

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