Methyldopa

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  1. Methyldopa Benefits & Uses
  2. Methyldopa Dosage & How to Take
  3. Methyldopa Side Effects
  4. Methyldopa Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Methyldopa with Other Drugs
  6. Methyldopa Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Methyldopa
  8. Methyldopa Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Methyldopa Benefits & Uses

Methyldopa is used to treat the following -

  1. High Blood Pressure Primary
  2. Gestational Hypertension

Methyldopa Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Methyldopa

Methyldopa

Methyldopa Side Effects

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

  1. Headache Common
  2. Dry Mouth Common
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Fatigue Unknown
  5. Drowsiness
  6. Dizziness Unknown
  7. Constipation Unknown
  8. Depression Unknown
  9. Swelling
  10. Diarrhoea

Methyldopa Related Warnings

Is the use of Methyldopa safe for pregnant women?

Methyldopa has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Methyldopa without medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Methyldopa safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Methyldopa on breastfeeding women are very mild.

Mild

What is the effect of Methyldopa on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Methyldopa on kidney have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Methyldopa on the Liver?

Methyldopa may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on 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 -

Phenylephrine

Pseudoephedrine

Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan,Paracetamol,Phenylephrine

    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 -

    1. Anemia
    2. Depression
    3. Parkinson's Disease

    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?

    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Methyldopa. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Methyldopa should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, the use of Methyldopa in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

    Methyldopa Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Methyldopa

    Taking Methyldopa with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Methyldopa

    Taking Methyldopa with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

    Severe
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience

    References

    1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Aldomet® (methyldopa)
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 566
    3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 835-837
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