Information about Methyldopa

Methyldopa Uses

Methyldopa is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure). Decreasing high blood pressure lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.

How Methyldopa works

Methyldopa is an alpha-2 agonist. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

Common side effects of Methyldopa

Dizziness, Fatigue, Sleepiness, Dryness in mouth, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
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Available Medicine for Methyldopa

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Expert advice for Methyldopa

  • For best results, take Methyldopa at the same time every day. Take last dose of the day at bedtime.
  • May cause dizziness and lightheadedness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Your doctor may monitor liver function.  Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.

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