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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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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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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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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 while pregnant?

Has anyone ever taken methyldopa while pregnant?

Yes: Methyldopa has been the drug of choice for treatment of hypertension during pregnancy since the 1970s or earlier. So the short answer to your question is that Methyldopa has probably been used with success more times and for a longer time period with fewer side effects than any other drug used to treat hypertension during pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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Is ok to take lebetalo and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Is ok to take lebetalo and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Yes it is safe: Yes both these meds are safe to take during pregnancy and are often prescribed to control blood pressure during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Is ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Medications: All anti hypertensives have to be monitored by a physician during pregnancy so if you become pregnant when taking these medications you should consult a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take lebetalol and methyldopa during pregnancy?

Yes: These medicines are considered safe during pregnancy and don't seem to have much effect on the development of the fetus. ...Read more

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Can you have abdominal pain from methyldopa?

Can you have abdominal pain from methyldopa?

Yes: Abdominal pain is noted secondary to methyldopa. If you do have pain get checked as this can be associated with liver toxcitiy. Other symptoms would include yellow skin or eyes, dark urine. ...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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Has anyone experienced postpartum depression while taking methyldopa?

Has anyone experienced postpartum depression while taking methyldopa?

Yes: It has been noted, but post-partum depression is so common it is hard to tell if it really had anything to do with the medication or was just post-partum depression. If your doctor thinks that the risks outweigh benefits you should take the medication. During pregnancy there are not a lot of alternatives for blood pressure control and certainly does not mean you will get post-partum depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
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Aldomet (Definition)

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