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Generic: methyldopa
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It is used to treat high blood pressure.
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • black, sore tongue
  • chest pain
  • dark yellow or brown urine
  • depression
  • difficulty sleeping, nightmares
  • fever (usually within the first 3 months of treatment)
  • slow heartbeat
  • stomach pain
  • swelling of the feet or legs
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • abnormal production of milk in females
  • breast enlargement in both males and females
  • change in sex drive or performance
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • numbness or tingling in hands or feet

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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