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ALPHADOPA 500 MG TABLET

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Composition for ALPHADOPA

Methyldopa(500 mg)

food interaction for ALPHADOPA

alcohol interaction for ALPHADOPA

pregnancy interaction for ALPHADOPA

lactation interaction for ALPHADOPA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alphadopa 500 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Alphadopa 500 mg tablet with high protein meals such as cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, protein powder, eggs and milk.
UNSAFE
Alphadopa 500 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Alphadopa 500 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Alphadopa 500 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ALPHADOPA

Methyldopa(500 mg)

Uses

Alphadopa 500 mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure .

How it works

Alphadopa 500 mg tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antihypertensives. It reduces elevated blood pressure by relaxing and dilating (widening) blood vessels.

Common side effects

Nightmare, Depression, Paralysis, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal pain, Abnormal blood test, Abnormal production of milk, Absence of menstrual periods, Decreased red blood cell count, Anemia, Abnormal breast enlargement in male, Bruise, Bleeding time prolongation, Confusion, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Decreased blood pressure, Fainting, Dry mouth, Flatulence, Weakness, Headache, Ejaculation disorder, Impotence, Muscle pain, Black tongue, Sore tongue, Swelling of salivary glands, Tingling sensation, Uncoordinated body movements, Vomiting, Water retention, Swelling, Weight gain

Common Dosage for ALPHADOPA 500 MG TABLET

Patients taking ALPHADOPA 500 MG TABLET

  • 41%
    Thrice A Day
  • 29%
    Twice A Day
  • 24%
    Once A Day
  • 5%
    Alternate Day

SUBSTITUTES for ALPHADOPA

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for ALPHADOPA

  • Do not take methyldopa if you ever had or have any allergy to methyldopa, or to any of the other ingredients.
  • Avoid taking methyldopa if you have high blood pressure due to a tumor near your kidney called ‘phaeochromocytoma’.
  • Do not take methyldopa if you have liver or kidney disease, or depression.
  • Do not take methyldopa if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not drive or use any tools or machines as you may feel drowsy or light-headed while taking methyldopa. 
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using methyldopa.
  • Methyldopa may affect the results of certain laboratory tests: regular checks (before the start of treatment and 6-12 weeks later) may be carried out on blood cells and liver function.

Frequently asked questions for ALPHADOPA

Methyldopa

Q.Is methyldopa a beta blocker/ blood thinner/ diuretic/ calcium channel blocker?
Methyldopa is an alpha-2 receptor agonist. It is not a beta blocker, blood thinner, diuretic or calcium channel blocker

Q.Can I take ibuprofen/ paracetamol/ aspirin/ melatonin with methyldopa?
Methyldopa is known to interact with NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, paracetamol, aspirin. However, there is no known interaction with melatonin. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

Q.Does methyldopa cause weight gain/ make you tired/ lower heart rate/ hair loss/ birth defects/ dry mouth/ swelling?
Methyldopa is known to cause tiredness, dry mouth and swelling. However it does not cause weight gain, lower heart rate, cause birth defects. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)