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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
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
Aldomet (methyldopate): Taking meds. At night, unless otherwise advised by your doctor. ...Read more
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
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 last pregnancy I was on 3g of aldomet (methyldopate) a day..only med that worked.but developed tolerance.are there any other alpha blockers safe for pregnancy.
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
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
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
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?
Has anyone experienced postpartum depression while taking aldomet (methyldopate) for high blood pressure?
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
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more