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Generic Trandate

Generic Trandate, which is sold under the name Labetalol Hydrochloride tablets, is available in several different strengths, including 100 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg. A number of drug companies manufacture this medication, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Eon Laboratories, Sandoz, and Watson Pharmaceuticals.

Generic Trandate: An Overview

Trandate® (labetalol hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is part of a class of medicines called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, or beta blockers for short.
 
As the name suggests, Trandate helps to block beta receptors, which are receptors in the body that bind to stress hormones such as adrenaline (epinephrine). These receptors are found in many places, including the heart and blood vessels. By blocking beta receptors, Trandate causes the reverse effect of the stress hormones. It decreases heart rate and both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as the workload of the heart, which means the heart requires less blood and oxygen to work properly.
 
Unlike a lot of other beta blockers, Trandate also blocks alpha receptors. The alpha blocker component works more on the peripheral blood vessels (arteries and veins), or those blood vessels in the arms and legs. By blocking the alpha receptors, this medication relaxes these blood vessels.
 
Prometheus Laboratories currently manufactures Trandate. The patent has since expired, however, and generic Trandate is now available.
 

Strengths of Generic Trandate

Generic Trandate is sold under the name Labetalol Hydrochloride tablets. It may also be referred to as Labetalol HCl or just Labetalol. It is available in several strengths, including:
 
  • Labetalol HCl 100 mg
  • Labetalol HCl 200 mg
  • Labetalol HCl 300 mg.
     
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