Can You Get a Levatol Prescription Online?
Do you have high blood pressure? If so, you may have heard about Levatol, and you may be wondering if you can get a Levatol prescription online.
There’s a lot you should know about Levatol before deciding if it might be the right medication for you. Let’s talk about what Levatol is, how it works, the benefits and side effects, and what you should discuss with your doctor before you start taking Levatol. Then we’ll discuss how you can buy Levatol online.
What is Levatol?
Levatol is the brand name for penbutolol, a beta-blocker. Like other beta-blockers, Levatol is used to lower blood pressure. High blood pressure puts a strain on your blood vessels and heart, which can lead to heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. Read more about why you should care about high blood pressure here.
How Does Levatol Work?
Beta-blockers like Levatol prevent natural chemicals in your body like adrenaline from affecting your heart and blood vessels. In this way, Levatol reduces your blood pressure, heart rate, and overall strain on your heart.
Levatol Dosage and Treatment
The typical starting dosage of Levatol is 20 mg, taken once per day. Doses of Levatol may range from 10 mg to 80 mg per day. Levatol is often given along with a diuretic (water pill) for best results. Always follow your doctor’s instructions when taking your medication.
Benefits of Levatol
By lowering your heart rate and blood pressure, Levatol helps reduce your risk of developing kidney problems or having a heart attack or stroke.
Side Effects of Levatol
Levatol is considered generally safe, but there is always a risk of side effects. Some side effects that you could experience include:
- Nervousness or anxiety
- Dry skin
- Cold symptoms
- Impotence (reduced sex drive or performance such as erectile dysfunction)
- Short-term memory loss
- Difficulty sleeping or nightmares
- Hair loss
- Breathing problems
- Swollen legs or ankles
- Allergic reaction
- Changes in vision
- Weight loss
- Rapid weight gain
- Chest pain
- Numb or cold feet or hands
- Slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
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Considerations and Precautions of Levatol
Levatol is not right for everybody. You should always make sure your doctor knows about your past and present medical history along with all the medications you are currently taking.
Like all beta-blockers, Levatol can cause potentially dangerous interactions with other medications. That’s why you should tell your doctor about all medications you take, including supplements, vitamins, and over the counter medications. Especially be sure to mention if you take any of the following:
- Iobenguane I 131
- Ephedra, Ma Huang
- Medicines for sleep during surgery
- Ergot alkaloids such as ergonovine, dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
- Stimulants like pseudoephedrine, dextroamphetamine, and others
- NSAIDs like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve)
Other Levatol Precautions
Levatol may cause complications if you have certain medical conditions. Always tell your doctor about your present and past medical history, especially:
- Heart failure
- Heart rhythm problems
- Breathing problems (like emphysema or asthma)
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Thyroid problems
- Blood circulation problems
- Mood or mental disorders (such as depression)
- Serious allergic reactions
- Myasthenia gravis
- Chest pain
- Low blood sugar
Levatol and Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
Levatol may harm an unborn baby, and should only be taken during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. It’s unknown if Levatol passes into breast milk. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and are experiencing high blood pressure, you should discuss all medication risks and benefits with your doctor.
Can You Buy Levatol Online?
When trying to buy Levatol online, you may find websites claiming they can mail you prescription medication from another country. However, federal law requires all people talk to a doctor before legally obtaining any prescription medication.
That said, there is still a legal way to get a Levatol prescription online. With online doctors like PlushCare, you can have a video or phone appointment with a licensed doctor who can electronically send a prescription to your local pharmacy.
How does it work? You can make an appointment any time of day or night by clicking here or calling (888) 421-9575. At your appointment time, you’ll share your medical history and current medications to help prevent potentially serious medication errors. Then, you’ll discuss your symptoms and current health concerns with one of our trusted doctors.
If the doctor determines that Levatol (or another medication) would benefit you, they will send an electronic prescription to your preferred local pharmacy, where you can pick it up once it’s ready. It’s that easy to get Levatol online.
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