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Aldomet Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Aldomet® is an antihypertensive. Methyldopa affects nerve centers in the brain that control blood vessels. As blood vessels relax, methyldopa relieves high blood pressure (hypertension).

Aldomet Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 250 milligrams, 2 or 3 times per day
  • For children, the usual starting dose is 10 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight daily.

Uses of Aldomet

  • It is used to treats infection that may be cause blood vessels.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Aldomet

Before taken Aldomet medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Aldomet. Side effects may include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Fluid retention or weight gain
  • Headache
  • Weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Aldomet:

  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications especially haloperidol, levodopa, lithium, other medications for high blood pressure, tolbutamide, and vitamins, then you should tell your doctor.
  • You should tell you doctor if you have or have ever had kidney or liver disease such as hepatitis or cirrhosis.
  • If you are having surgery, such as dental surgery, then you should tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking methyldopa.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Aldomet with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Aldomet with the following:

  • Antidepressants known as MAO inhibitors, including Nardil and Parnate
  • Dextroamphetamine
  • Imipramine
  • Iron-containing products
  • Lithium
  • Other blood pressure medications
  • Phenylpropanolamine
  • Propranolol
  • Tolbutamide
Overdose

After taken Aldomet if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Aldomet overdose include:

  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Gas
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea
  • Severely low blood pressure
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness


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