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Dr. Howard Baden
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Methyldopa (Overview)

Methyldopa is a blood pressure medication that relaxes the blood vessels. It is safe to take during pregnancy.


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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

Dr. Howard Baden
37 doctors shared insights

Methyldopa (Overview)

Methyldopa is a blood pressure medication that relaxes the blood vessels. It is safe to take during pregnancy.


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My HBP is high and i take Lisinopril. I'm pregnant taking methyldopa.My HBP is high. HELP!!! My last pregnancy i took labelatol and it never worked?

My HBP is high and i take Lisinopril. I'm pregnant  taking methyldopa.My HBP is high.  HELP!!! My last pregnancy i took labelatol  and it never worked?

See cardiologist: Are you having toxemia of pregnancy? If so, you need specialty care. There are options besides those mentioned by you for the hypertension. ...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 affect 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 affect 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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Pregnant taking ptu, (propylthiouracil) labetalol, methyldopa never done drugs in my life, i was tested positive for exstacy is that possible?

Pregnant taking ptu, (propylthiouracil) labetalol, methyldopa never done drugs in my life, i was tested positive for exstacy is that possible?

Yes,but: Ecstasy false positives have not been associated with those drugs, but otc drugs with decongestants, nose drops , nyquil, and weight loss drugs can. Do any of these ring a bell? ...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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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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Aldomet (Definition)

Aldomet is a sympathetic nervous system inhibitor which is a kind of heart ...Read more