Iroko Pharmaceuticals | Aldomet (Medication)
Aldomet/methyldopa is usually only prescribed as an additional treatment for people whose blood pressure has not been lowered sufficiently with other medicines. It works by stimulating alpha receptors in the brain. This causes the brain to send nerve signals to the blood vessels that makes them relax and widen. The result of this is a lowering of blood pressure.
Aldomet/methyldopa is supplied as tablets, for oral use. ...
Side effects and side effects of methyldopa are mild and include:drowsiness; dry mouth; fatigue; leg edema; bradycardia; nausea, vomiting; constipation or diarrhea; headache, confusion, dizziness; myalgia, arthralgia, paresthesia; depression, psychosis, nightmares.
Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nasal congestion, and weakness may occur, especially when you start this medication and when your dose is increased. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
In rare cases, this medication may increase your level of a certain natural substance made by the body (prolactin). For females, this increase in prolactin may result in unwanted breast milk, missing/stopped periods, or difficulty becoming pregnant. For males, it may result in decreased sexual ability, inability to produce sperm, or enlarged breasts. If you develop these symptoms, tell your doctor immediately.
Unlikely but very serious side effects may occur, such as:swelling of ankles/feet, unexpected or rapid weight gain, unusual bruising or bleeding, involuntary movements, joint/muscle aches, mental/mood changes (e. g. , confusion, depression), signs of infection (e. g. , fever, persistent sore throat). Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:chest pain, slow/fast/irregular heartbeat. This drug may infrequently cause serious (rarely fatal) liver disease.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...
Before taking Aldomet, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to methyldopa or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:liver disease (e. g. , hepatitis or cirrhosis), a history of liver disease caused by medications.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:low red blood cell count (e. g. , hemolytic anemia), certain genetic conditions (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency), heart failure, kidney disease, liver disease, stroke/transient ischemic attack, pheochromocytoma, Parkinson's disease.
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...