Methyldopa is generally used in treatment of the treatment of high blood pressure. Decreasing high blood pressure lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Dryness in mouth
Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Methyldopa, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Methyldopa is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.Avoid Methyldopa with high protein meals such as cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, protein powder, eggs and milk.
How it works
Methyldopa is an alpha-2 agonist. It makes the condition better by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is $name 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 $name? 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.
Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.For best results, take Methyldopa 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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