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Methyldopa : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Methyldopa with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Methyldopa is an alpha-2 receptor agonist, prescribed for hypertension.

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Methyldopa Interactions with Food and Herbs

Sodium Rich Foods: Intake of sodium-containing foods when you are on methyldopa will reduce the blood-pressure lowering effect of methyl dopa. It is better to avoid salted foods while taking this medicine.

Methyldopa Interactions with Alcohol

Interaction of alcohol with methyldopa causes drowsiness, dizziness and reduced-decision making ability.
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How to Take the Medication -

Methyldopa comes in the form of a tablet and a liquid. It is usually taken 2-4 times in a day. Take the medicine regularly and at the same time every day. Shake well before using the liquid medicine. If you are not sure about the dose, consult with your doctor before taking the medicine. Follow the instructions exactly as directed.
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