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Alphadopa 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Alphadopa 500mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Alphadopa 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Alphadopa Tablet


Uses of Alphadopa Tablet

Alphadopa 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. Decreasing high blood pressure lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Alphadopa Tablet side effects


Dizziness, Fatigue, Sleepiness, Dryness in mouth, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).


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. Alphadopa 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it 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 is an alpha-2 agonist. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

In Depth Information on Alphadopa Tablet

Expert advice for Alphadopa Tablet

  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.
  • For best results, take Alphadopa at the same time every day. Take last dose of the day at bedtime.
  • Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fibre, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, limit alcohol intake, increase your physical activity, watch your weight, and reduce stress.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Dizziness or fainting may occur, especially when rising from a lying or sitting position. Getting up slowly may help improve the problem.
  • May cause dizziness and lightheadedness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Urine may become red-black when left standing.
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Alphadopa Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Alphadopa Tablet
Alphadopa 500mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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.
Alphadopa 500mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Alphadopa 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Alphadopa 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alphadopa 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular blood pressure monitoring is recommended for dose adjustment.
Alphadopa 500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alphadopa Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Alphadopa 500mg Tablet, 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.

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Frequently asked questions about Alphadopa Tablet

Frequently asked questions about 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
Alphadopa 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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