ALPHADOPA 500MG TABLET

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Wockhardt Ltd

Composition for ALPHADOPA 500MG TABLET

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
46.83
₹4.68/tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Substitutes for ALPHADOPA TABLET

AM DOPA 500MG TABLET
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Medicine Overview of ALPHADOPA TABLET

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Uses of ALPHADOPA TABLET

Alphadopa 500mg tablet is used in the treatment of hypertension.
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Side effects of ALPHADOPA TABLET

Common

Headache, Dry mouth, Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Constipation, Erectile dysfunction, Sleep disorder, Depression, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).

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How to use ALPHADOPA TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alphadopa 500mg tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Alphadopa 500mg tablet with high protein meals such as cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, protein powder, eggs and milk.

How ALPHADOPA TABLET works

Alphadopa 500mg tablet works by decreasing the levels of certain chemical messengers in the body. As a result, Alphadopa 500mg tablet lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels.

In Depth Information on ALPHADOPA TABLET

Expert advice for ALPHADOPA TABLET

  • 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.
Warnings
Special precautions for ALPHADOPA 500MG TABLET
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Alphadopa 500mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alphadopa 500mg 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Alphadopa 500mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
SELGIN 5MG TABLET, RASALECT 1MG TABLET, LITHOCAP 300MG CAPSULE, ALKALITH 450MG TABLET CR

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Methyldopa, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for ALPHADOPA 500MG TABLET

Frequently asked questions for 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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