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Trandate Overdose

When a person takes too much Trandate, overdose symptoms may develop, which can include difficulty breathing, lightheadedness, and a severe decrease in heart rate, among other things. Treatment options available for people who take too much Trandate include medications, "pumping the stomach," and supportive care.

Is It Possible to Take Too Much Trandate?

Trandate® (labetalol hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that is used for lowering blood pressure (hypertension). Just like with other medicines, it is possible to take too much Trandate. Overdose effects will vary, depending on a number of factors, including how much Trandate is taken and whether it is combined with any other medicines, alcohol, and/or drugs.
If you happen to overdose on Trandate, seek medical attention right away.

Symptoms of a Trandate Overdose

When someone takes too much Trandate, the symptoms can vary. Some examples of Trandate overdose signs and symptoms include:

Treatment for an Overdose With Trandate

The treatment for a Trandate overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may administer certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." However, there is no readily available treatment that can remove the medication quickly once it has been absorbed into the body. Therefore, in these cases, treatment involves supportive care -- treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.
Supportive treatment options for people who take too much Trandate may include:
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
  • Medications to increase blood pressure or heart rate
  • Medications to improve breathing
  • Medicines or placement of a pacemaker for abnormal heart rhythms
  • Close monitoring of the heart and lungs.
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