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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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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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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 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 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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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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My son k

My son k

Yes --- and: Write back again when you have a little more to say. ...Read more

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Who am i?

A little more: Your question will need to have a little more context in order to receive a meaningful answer. If it was meant to check if questions are answered here you have your answer. ...Read more

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Question?

Question?

No question: Rephrase. There was nothing on the question sheet. ...Read more

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Medication?

Medication?

Just don't know?: Please re-ask your question? Medication prescribing, use, management, monitoring, educating and keeping them straight and properly used is the most demanding and important thing I do daily with my patients. Good meds taken improperly can harm rather than help. Always go over you meds with your doctor and bring every single thing you take, rub on, inhale, put up or in your body , to every visit. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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