Aldomet (Methyldopa) Customer Reviews


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Methyldopa is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension, a prevalent medical condition that can result in harmful effects on vital organs such as the brain, heart, blood vessels, and kidneys. As an antihypertensive drug, methyldopa acts by inducing the relaxation of blood vessels, thereby facilitating blood flow throughout the body.

Uses and Dosage

This medication should be taken orally as instructed by your physician, usually 2 to 4 times per day, with or without food.

In order to mitigate any adverse effects, initiate treatment with this medication in the evening, especially when commencing a new dose increase. If the doses prescribed are unequal, the larger dose should be taken before bedtime.

The appropriate dosage of this medication is determined by your medical condition and individual response to treatment. For best results, take this medication regularly and at the same times each day to aid in remembering.

Continue taking this medication even if you feel well, as high blood pressure often presents no obvious symptoms.

The effectiveness of this medication may diminish over time, requiring alternative dosing or the addition of another medication. If your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, or if the medication appears to be losing its effectiveness after prolonged use, consult your physician to determine the best course of action.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • headache
  • muscle weakness
  • swollen ankles or feet
  • upset stomach
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • dry mouth
  • rash

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • fever
  • extreme tiredness
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes


Prior to taking methyldopa, inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist about any known allergies, including allergies to this medication or other substances. This medication may contain inactive constituents that can lead to allergic reactions or other complications.

Disclose your medical history, particularly any prior instances of liver disease, heart failure, low red blood cell count (anemia), pheochromocytoma, or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, to your physician or pharmacist before starting treatment with this medication.

Methyldopa may induce dizziness or drowsiness, and concomitant use of alcohol or marijuana may exacerbate these symptoms. Refrain from driving, operating machinery, or engaging in any activities that require alertness until you feel able to do so safely.

The elderly may be more prone to experiencing side effects associated with this medication, especially dizziness, fainting, or depression, which can increase the risk of falls.

If you are pregnant, inform your physician before starting treatment with this medication.

This medication is excreted into breast milk but is unlikely to cause harm to a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding while taking methyldopa.

Form and Strength

Aldomet is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • methyldopa tablet:

    • 125mg
    • 250mg
    • 500mg


How long does it take for Aldomet to lower blood pressure?

The maximum decrease in blood pressure occurs four to six hours after oral dosage. Once an effective dosage level is attained, a smooth blood pressure response occurs in most patients in 12 to 24 hours.

What is the most common adverse effect of Aldomet?

Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting may occur, especially when you get up from a lying or sitting position.



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125mg, 250mg, 500mg

Quantities Available:

100, 300

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