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Trandate is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. It is effective when used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications especially thiazide diuretics such as HydroDIURIL and loop diuretics such as Lasix.

ADULTS

Your doctor will adjust the dosages to fit your needs. Your doctor may observe the drug's effect in his or her office over a 1- to 3-hour period after you begin taking it and then check your pressure again at regular office visits (12 hours after a dose) to make sure that the medicine is effective.

The usual starting dose is 100 milligrams 2 times per day alone or with a diuretic drug. After 2 to 3 days of checking your blood pressure your doctor may begin increasing your dose by 100 milligrams 2 times per day at intervals of 2 to 3 days.

The regular dose ranges from 200 to 400 milligrams 2 times per day. Some people may require total daily dosage of as much as 1200 to 2400 milligrams either alone or with a thiazide diuretic. In these cases your doctor will observe the drug's effect and adjust your dose accordingly.

CHILDREN

The safety and effectiveness of this drug in children have not been established.

OLDER ADULTS

The usual starting dose is the same as younger people's---100 milligrams twice a day. Your doctor may increase the dose but usually to no more than 200 milligrams twice a day.
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Trandate

Brand Name Prescription Drug

Pronounced: TRAN-date

Generic name: Labetalol hydrochloride
Other brand name: Normodyne
Trandate is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. It is effective when used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications especially thiazide diuretics such as HydroDIURIL and loop diuretics such as Lasix.

ADULTS

Your doctor will adjust the dosages to fit your needs. Your doctor may observe the drug's effect in his or her office over a 1- to 3-hour period after you begin taking it and then check your pressure again at regular office visits (12 hours after a dose) to make sure that the medicine is effective.

The usual starting dose is 100 milligrams 2 times per day alone or with a diuretic drug. After 2 to 3 days of checking your blood pressure your doctor may begin increasing your dose by 100 milligrams 2 times per day at intervals of 2 to 3 days.

The regular dose ranges from 200 to 400 milligrams 2 times per day. Some people may require total daily dosage of as much as 1200 to 2400 milligrams either alone or with a thiazide diuretic. In these cases your doctor will observe the drug's effect and adjust your dose accordingly.

CHILDREN

The safety and effectiveness of this drug in children have not been established.

OLDER ADULTS

The usual starting dose is the same as younger people's---100 milligrams twice a day. Your doctor may increase the dose but usually to no more than 200 milligrams twice a day.

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