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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Aldomet (Overview)

Aldomet is a sympathetic nervous system inhibitor which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Has anyone ever taken methyldopa (aldomet) while pregnant?

Has anyone ever taken methyldopa (aldomet) while pregnant?

Yes: Methyl dopa is a safe blood presuure medication, and has been used for many years. There are newer medication that can be used alone or in combination with methyl dopa. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
32 doctors shared insights

Aldomet (Overview)

Aldomet is a sympathetic nervous system inhibitor which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is it ok to use aldomet (methyldopate) when you are undergoing IVF and even after?

Is it ok to use aldomet (methyldopate) when you are undergoing IVF and even after?

Yes aldomet (methyldopate): Is safe when ttc and when pregnant, but plz check with your ivf doctor first. Aldomet (methyldopate) can elevate prolactin levels in some women, which can interfere with ttc in some cases. ...Read more

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I have tingly and slightly itchy/ numb lower cheeks and jaw...where a man would have side burns and beard. Is it side effect from aldomet (methyldopate)?

I have tingly and slightly itchy/ numb lower cheeks and jaw...where a man would have side burns and beard. Is it side effect from aldomet (methyldopate)?

Unlikely: An adverse reaction from Aldomet (methyldopate) would likely involve more parts of the body. That the rash is confined to the lower cheeks and jaws suggests that you may be allergic to your hair preparation such as shampoo and conditioner. Try changing these preparations to see if it gets better after 2 weeks. In the meanwhile, try topical cortisone cream. Consult a dermatologist if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Okay to mix Diovan (valsartan) and methyldopa?

Okay to mix Diovan (valsartan) and methyldopa?

Yes: However, one has to ask why is Methyldopa being used? If the person is pregnant or has the potential of becoming pregnant, they should not be on diovan (valsartan). Methyldopa is rarely used as an antihypertensive anymore, except when the hypertensive patient is also pregnant. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken methyldopa (aldomet) while pregnant?

Yes: Methyl dopa is a safe blood presuure medication, and has been used for many years. There are newer medication that can be used alone or in combination with methyl dopa. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken methyldopa (aldomet) in pregnancy?

Has anyone ever taken methyldopa (aldomet) in pregnancy?

Safe: Aldomet is one of the oldest medicines to treat chronic high blood pressure in pregnancy and is believed to be safe. Many doctors also use Procardia (nifedipine) or labetolol. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken methyldopa (aldomet) in first trimester?

Has anyone ever taken methyldopa (aldomet) in first trimester?

Yes: This is a central acting medicine for management of high blood pressure. It is an old but safe & effective treatment, though many feel there are better medicines available now for high blood pressure in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use aldomet (methyldopate) when you are undergoing IVF and even after?

Yes aldomet (methyldopate): Is safe when ttc and when pregnant, but plz check with your ivf doctor first. Aldomet (methyldopate) can elevate prolactin levels in some women, which can interfere with ttc in some cases. ...Read more

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Im 28wk pregnant , was having high Bp 145/96 since 6wk pregnant and taking aldomet 250 (1x1x2) my Bp now is between130/92 and 115/87 what should I do?

Im 28wk pregnant , was having high Bp 145/96 since 6wk pregnant and taking aldomet 250 (1x1x2) my Bp now is between130/92 and 115/87 what should I do?

Continue Meds: Hopefully you are seeing a doctor during this pregnancy who is carefully monitoring your blood pressure throughout your pregnancy. They will need to monitor fetal growth and make sure no evidence of superimposed preeclampsia occurs. It appears your medication is working well at the moment. Close follow up is warranted ...Read more

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What is the best medication for hbp and ED for a 73-year old with slightly enlarged ptostate? I am corrently on aldomet (methyldopate) 250gm twice daily

What is the best medication for hbp and ED for a 73-year old with slightly enlarged ptostate? I am corrently on aldomet (methyldopate) 250gm twice daily

Many options: Other option is to use doxazosin (Cardura) or Hytrin (terazosin) that are good for both HTN and enlarged prostate. Remember that hypertension requires three, four or more different medicines (once, twice, three or four times a day) to achieve good control over several months. So it is very likely to add others like acei, arbs. , betas or ca blockers. Aldomet (methyldopate) is currently not commonly used in the US. ...Read more

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What happens if 1500mg aldomet (methyldopate) and 80mg nicardia retard are taken together by a pregnant woman?

What happens if 1500mg aldomet (methyldopate) and 80mg nicardia retard are taken together by a pregnant woman?

Lower blood pressure: Aldomet (methyldopate) is the name for methyldopa and Nicardia is the brand name for nifedipine. Both are medications to lower a pregnant woman's blood pressure. The y relax the wall of and thus dilate blood vessel, particularly in the placental bed, which results in decreasing the woman's blood pressure and getting more blood and oxygen to the fetus ...Read more

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My b.p is 137/93 I am 1 month pregnant. Using myfol, duphaston and aldomet (methyldopate). Plz help me how to maintain b.p?? Plz answer

My b.p is 137/93 I am 1 month pregnant. Using myfol, duphaston and aldomet (methyldopate). Plz help me how to maintain b.p?? Plz answer

See doctor now: You need to see your OB ASAP to make sure you on the right mixture. A cardiology consult may be in order. Pregnancy itself may cause very high blood pressure in some people (toxemia of pregnancy) threatening the fetus' well-being. Don't dely. ...Read more

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Lightheaded off and on but also just put on antibiotics for sinus. Take aldomet and bp avg109/64-117/75. Should i half dosage? Is bp cause lightheaded

Lightheaded off and on but also just put on antibiotics for sinus. Take aldomet and bp avg109/64-117/75. Should i half dosage? Is bp cause lightheaded

Some thoughts.: That is not a very abnormal bloood pressure but if it is auge change from previously then that is significant. Also, the pulse rate would often rise if the bp is low (for you). Also, lightheadedness from low bp gets worse with standing and the bp dips with standing. ...Read more

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Am pregnant 34 weeks wz 140/90 bp. No protienuria & good dobbler . 2wks on aldomet (methyldopate) 250 twice daily and no caffienes. Is it ok to be safe &my baby?

Am pregnant 34 weeks wz 140/90 bp. No protienuria & good dobbler .  2wks on aldomet (methyldopate) 250 twice daily and no caffienes. Is it ok to be safe &my baby?

Yes but...: Blood pressure disease in pregnancy is very common. Preeclampsia is defined as BP 140/90 on two separate occasions, swelling, and protein in the urine. This blood pressure at this gestational age should prompt labs and a 24-hour urine collection to measure protein. You might not have a problem yet, but you need to be followed closely. The chance of a good outcome is very high! ...Read more

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I am 30 weeks pregnant and get BP spikes what is the cause? I am hyypertensive but the spikes happen even though I am on aldomet (methyldopate) 2 tablets every 8 h

I am 30 weeks pregnant and get BP spikes what is the cause? I am hyypertensive but the spikes happen even though I am on aldomet (methyldopate) 2 tablets every 8 h

You need to consider: Iif you have pre-eclampsia/ eclampsia. Are you overweight? Aldomet (methyldopate) in the US is quite obsolete and drugs with a similar action include clonidine and guanfacine. The latter is 1X daily. But is your blood sugar high and being checked? This is a potentially serious matter. Talk to your doctor and bring up these points! The dose of clonidine is 0.1mg-0.2mg 2X daily. Guanfacine is 2mg at night. ...Read more

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I have tingly and slightly itchy/ numb lower cheeks and jaw...where a man would have side burns and beard. Is it side effect from aldomet (methyldopate)?

Unlikely: An adverse reaction from Aldomet (methyldopate) would likely involve more parts of the body. That the rash is confined to the lower cheeks and jaws suggests that you may be allergic to your hair preparation such as shampoo and conditioner. Try changing these preparations to see if it gets better after 2 weeks. In the meanwhile, try topical cortisone cream. Consult a dermatologist if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Hello, my doctor scheduled me for a cs at 38 weeks and 1 day. I have high bp but was put on aldomet (methyldopate) at 5 months. Can I wait till 39 weeks?

Hello, my doctor scheduled me for a cs at 38 weeks and 1 day.  I have high bp but was put on aldomet (methyldopate) at 5 months.  Can I wait till 39 weeks?

Doctor's decision: For your best interest as well as for the baby, your baby is already full term after completing 37 weeks, your doctor's judgement is that ending pregnancy now is for the best interest for yourself and your baby, goodluck ...Read more

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I am 35 w pregnant taking aldomet (methyldopate) for my high bp. Still, when I get tense and angry I feel heavy on my heart and my eyes burn. Induce at 37 w?

I am 35 w pregnant taking aldomet (methyldopate) for my high bp. Still, when I get tense and angry I feel heavy on my heart and my eyes burn.  Induce at 37 w?

34-39 weeks.: Chronic hypertension in pregnancy should be delivered by 34-39 depending on blood pressure control, preeclampsia, maternal-fetal status, fetal growth and doppler studies. Aldomet (methyldopate) is one of the safest antihypertensives in pregnancy, provided it is taken as prescibed without missing doses (rebound effect dangerous). A maternal-fetal medicine consultation may help your obstetrician decide. ...Read more

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What is use for methyldopa?

What is use for methyldopa?

Blood Pressure: Methyldopa is a medication for blood pressure control. It is often used in pregnant women as it is one of the safer medications to use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Methyldopa can cause high level of prolactin?

Methyldopa can cause high level of prolactin?

Yes: One of the possible side effects of Methyldopa is that it can increase prolactin levels, leading to breast enlargement in men and women as well as affecting women's period cycles. ...Read more

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What are the clinical uses and mode of action of methyldopa?

What are the clinical uses and mode of action of methyldopa?

Blood pressure: Methyldopa is a blood pressure lowering agent not commonly used until after other classes of drugs have been tried first for *most* patients, although it is clinically used as a second-line option for pregnant patients. This drug works on in the brain causing a decrease in chemicals that normally act on the heart, kidneys, and blood vessels. All together, this lowers blood pressure and heart rate. ...Read more

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Do you get withdrawal effects from switching fromnclonidine, to methyldopa?

Do you get withdrawal effects from switching fromnclonidine, to methyldopa?

See below: Clonidine withdrawal can lead to rebound high blood pressure if done too quickly, ask your doctor on how to swithch. ...Read more

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Okay to mix Diovan (valsartan) and methyldopa?

Yes: However, one has to ask why is Methyldopa being used? If the person is pregnant or has the potential of becoming pregnant, they should not be on diovan (valsartan). Methyldopa is rarely used as an antihypertensive anymore, except when the hypertensive patient is also pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Baden
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Methyldopa (Definition)

Methyldopa is a blood pressure medication that relaxes the blood vessels. It is safe ...Read more


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