Methyldopa

Prescription Required



  • Manufactured by: Jan Aushadhi
  • Storage: Store at room temperature


Methyldopa Information



Methyldopa Benefits & Uses

Methyldopa is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Methyldopa Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: High Blood Pressure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 250 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: High Blood Pressure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 250 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Methyldopa Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Methyldopa is used -

Common

Unknown

Methyldopa Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Methyldopa safe for pregnant women?


    Methyldopa shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Methyldopa safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can take Methyldopa as it bears very minor side effects for them.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Methyldopa on the Kidneys?


    Methyldopa rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Methyldopa on the Liver?


    Side effects of Methyldopa rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Methyldopa on the Heart?


    Methyldopa has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Methyldopa with Other Drugs

Methyldopa should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Methyldopa Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Methyldopa unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Methyldopa

  • Is this Methyldopa habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Methyldopa is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Methyldopa you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Methyldopa only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Methyldopa for mental disorders.

    No

Methyldopa Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Methyldopa


    It is safe to take Methyldopa with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Methyldopa


    Consuming Methyldopa with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Aldomet® (methyldopa)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 566

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 835-837



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