Medicine Overview of Dopar Injection
Uses of Dopar Injection
Dopar 200mg Injection is used in the treatment of hypertension.
Side effects of Dopar Injection
Headache, Dry mouth, Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Constipation, Erectile dysfunction, Sleep disorder, Depression, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).
How to use Dopar Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Dopar Injection works
Dopar 200mg injection works by decreasing the levels of certain chemical messengers in the body. As a result, Dopar 200mg injection lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels.
In Depth Information on Dopar Injection
Expert advice for Dopar Injection
- 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.
Special precautions for Dopar 200mg Injection
Dopar 200mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dopar 200mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Dopar 200mg Injection is safe to use during lactation. Huma+more
n 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....
Dopar 200mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired+more
, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Dopar 200mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dopar 200mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Regular blood pressure monitoring is recommended for dose adjustment....
Regular blood pressure monitoring is recommended for dose adjustment.
Dopar 200mg Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients+more
with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Rasalect 1mg Tablet, Rasalect 0.5mg Tablet, Relgin 0.5mg Tablet, Lithocap 300mg Capsule
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.
Frequently asked questions for Dopar 200mg Injection
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 Dopar cause weight gain/ make you tired/ lower heart rate/ hair loss/ birth defects/ dry mouth/ swelling?
Dopar 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.
Substitutes for Dopar
No substitutes found for this medicine