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About the drug:
Methyldopa belongs to the group of medicine called antihypertensives. It is mainly used to treat high blood pressure. The main ingredient of the drug is Methyldopa.
Uses of the drug:
The main use of the medicine is it is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Working of the drug:
The medicine works by reducing elevated blood pressure by dilating and relaxing blood vessels. When the blood pressure is reduced it reduces your cardiovascular risk as well.
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Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Alphadopa 250 mg
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you are:
Allergic to the main ingredient Methyldopa or to any other ingredient of the drug.
- Pregnant or planning to be pregnant
- Breast feeding your baby
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have kidney disease
- Have liver disease
- High blood pressure
- Are allergic to any medicine
- Are suffering from any other ailments
- Are taking any other medicine
- Are suffering from depression
How much to take the drug?
The recommended dose will be specified by your doctor after examining you thoroughly and also after understanding the severity of the condition along with various other factors. Usually the recommended dose is 250 mg two or three times daily. In case of requirement the dose of the medicine may be increased after few days.
How to take the drug?
The drug is to be taken by mouth with the help of a glass of water.
For how long to take it?
The medicine should be taken for the prescribed period of time. You must not stop taking the medicine midway. It is advisable to take the medicine at the same time each day so that you not forget any dose and complete the dose in it entirety.
In case of overdose of medicine you must get medical attention immediately. Care should be taken not to take dose which is more than the prescribed dose as it may lead to side effects and will do more harm than good.
In case of missed dose you should take the dose as soon as you remember. However, do not take the missed dose if it is close to the next dose. Taking double dose for the missed dose can lead to side effects.
Side effects of the drug:
Some of the common side effects that you may experience when you take the medicines are:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Feeling week
- Low haemoglobin
- Loss of period in women
- Low blood pressure
- Light headedness
- Abdominal pain
- Dry mouth
- Muscle pain
- Feeling bloated
This is not a complete list of side effects that may happen. There may be other side effects as well. If the side effects persist then you must visit your doctor immediately.
Common drug interactions:
Methyldopa is known to interact with NSAIDs such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin and other medicines. It is best to give a list of medicines that you are taking currently to your doctor before he prescribes you with the drug. He can check whether there is any possibility of drug interaction.
Things to remember
- One must not drink alcohol when taking the medicine.
- It is advisable not to be involved in activity that requires high level of alertness such as driving, operating heavy machinery etc.
- Do not share your medicine with any person even if the person is suffering from the same symptoms.
- Use the medicine only for the purpose for which it has been specified and not for any other purpose.
- Store the medicine at a room temperature away from heat, light and moisture and also away from children and pets.