METHYLDOPA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For High Blood Pressure: “I had been taking Clonidine for over three years when I was Wheaned off to Methyldopa. Since I’m allergic to 53 other RX’s it actually was a shot in the dark. Since taking the Methyldopa, I have more energy than I’ve had in years. I’ve even started back taking yoga classes, something I never could have done before. I’m not sleepy anymore, I don’t have the dy mouth anymore, my libedo has returned and it has given me my life back. I can’t speak for anyone else, but the tingling of the feet is a small price to pay for having a vital life back again. I take two tablets per day along with Atenonol and I feel 20 again. I’ve never looked or felt better. It also makes your fingernails grow, and my face is glowing, I’m 63 years old.”

Overseer (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 23, 2016

For High Blood Pressure: “My doc switched me to it because we’re trying to get pregnant, which is a positive thing about the drug. Negative: extreme thirst and facial tics. I was on 3 pills per day and couldn’t tolerate the severity of these two side effects so my doc cut me back to 2 pills, which of course isn’t as effective but my BP is lower than it would be if I wasn’t taking it.”

Solascriptua (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 24, 2015

For High Blood Pressure: “I been taking this medicine for a year. It has helped to bring my blood pressure down. “

shamika (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 30, 2013

For Hypertensive Emergency: “I used it for my Benign Intracranial Hypertension. My condition improved, however, three days after initiating therapy I experienced metallic after taste. This reaction made me discontinue the medication.”

karkar1966 June 24, 2010

Aldomet (methyldopa) for High Blood Pressure: “I’m sure this medicine has its place in the internist’s arsenal BUT UNDER NO CONDITION SHOULD THIS DRUG EVER be prescribed for the elderly. A Board Certified Internist prescribed this medicine (although there are over 100 other alternatives) for my 75-year old mother. Luckily, she is totally competent & in VERY good health. BUT the smallest dose of this medicine did exactly what the manufacturer WARNS ABOUT – dizziness, sleepiness, etc. She wound up falling and the ER doctors who treated her said that if (BY PURE LUCK) I hadn’t been walking directly behind her and was strong enough to catch her she would have broken hr femur or hip. This was reported to our State Medical Board and the MD was fully investigated. Within 60 days the license was revoked.”

BarbMarch58 September 1, 2009

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