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   Methyl Dopa is an alpha-2 receptor agonist, prescribed for hypertension.  It reduces elevated blood pressure by dilating blood vessels.

Drug information on    Methyl Dopa (Methyldopa) from Unicure India Pvt. Ltd.

   Methyl Dopa

Unicure India Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Methyldopa
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Medical Condition(s) for which    Methyl Dopa may be prescribed

Side effects of    Methyl Dopa

   Heart : Aggravation of chest pain, heart failure, sinus hypersensitivity, low blood pressure, swelling or weight gain and slow heart rate.

   Gastrointestinal : Inflammation of intestine/pancreas/ mouth, vomiting, diarrhea, sore or "black" tongue, nausea, constipation, distension, flatulence and dryness of mouth.

   Blood : Bone marrow depression.

   Liver : Liver inflammation, jaundice and abnormal liver function.

   Hypersensitivity : Inflammation of heart muscle, blood vessels, lupus-like syndrome, drug-related fever and eosinophilia.

   Central Nervous System : Parkinson’s disease, Bell's palsy, decreased mental acuity, involuntary movements, mild psychoses or depression, headache, sleepiness, weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness and tingling.

   Metabolic : Rise in Blood Urea Nitrogen.

   Musculoskeletal : Joint pain/swelling and muscle pain.

   Respiratory : Nose stuffiness.

   Skin : Skin damage and rash.

   Genitourinary : Absence of menstrual periods, breast enlargement in male, spontaneous secretion of milk, impotence and decreased libido.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult- The usual initial dose is 250 mg two or three times a day in the first 48 hours. Maintenance: 500mg to gm in divided doses.
Child- Initial dosage is based on 10 mg/kg of body weight daily in two to four doses.

How to use    Methyl Dopa?

It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is    Methyl Dopa not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with liver disease, on therapy with monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for    Methyl Dopa

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of anemia, liver, kidney disease, tumor in adrenal glands, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• It should not be used in children.

Other Precautions for    Methyl Dopa

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for    Methyl Dopa

Store it in a well-closed container at controlled room temperature (15-30°C).

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