Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 013400/001.

Names and composition

"ALDOMET" is the commercial name of a drug composed of METHYLDOPA.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
013400/001 ALDOMET METHYLDOPA TABLET/ORAL 250MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
013400/002 ALDOMET METHYLDOPA TABLET/ORAL 500MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
013400/003 ALDOMET METHYLDOPA TABLET/ORAL 125MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
013401/001 ALDOMET METHYLDOPATE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 50MG per ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
018389/001 ALDOMET METHYLDOPA SUSPENSION/ORAL 250MG per 5ML

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Has anyone ever taken Methyldopa (Aldomet)?
My doctor took me off Diovan and put me on Aldomet 250 mg 3x's a day, because I will be trying to conceive soon. Do you think I should I be put on the Aldomet when I find out I'm pregnant or should he switch my medicine now. He says that Aldomet is pregnancy safe, but I've seen something saying that... Asked by Annabell Myhr 2 years ago.

My doctor took me off Diovan and put me on Aldomet 250 mg 3x's a day, because I will be trying to conceive soon. Do you think I should I be put on the Aldomet when I find out I'm pregnant or should he switch my medicine now. He says that Aldomet is pregnancy safe, but I've seen something saying that it might be hard to conceive while taking the medicine. Can someone let me know, if you've taken it. Thanks Answered by Rosanna Fockler 2 years ago.

Aldomet (methyl dopa) was used as a first line anti hypertensive before groups such as beta blockers and ACE became available. It has a long history of use in pregnancy and appears to have a good safety profile Published reports of the use of methyldopa during all trimesters indicate that if this drug is used during pregnancy the possibility of fetal harm appears remote. In five studies, three of which were controlled, involving 332 pregnant hypertensive women, treatment with ALDOMET was associated with an improved fetal outcome. The majority of these women were in the third trimester when methyldopa therapy was begun. In one study, women who had begun methyldopa treatment between weeks 16 and 20 of pregnancy gave birth to infants whose average head circumference was reduced by a small amount (34.2 ± 1.7 cm vs. 34.6 ± 1.3 cm [mean ± 1 S.D.]). Long-term follow up of 195 (97.5%) of the children born to methyldopa-treated pregnant women (including those who began treatment between weeks 16 and 20) failed to uncover any significant adverse effect on the children. At four years of age, the developmental delay commonly seen in children born to hypertensive mothers was less evident in those whose mothers were treated with methyldopa during pregnancy than those whose mothers were untreated. The children of the treated group scored consistently higher than the children of the untreated group on five major indices of intellectual and motor development. At age seven and one-half developmental scores and intelligence indices showed no significant differences in children of treated or untreated hypertensive women. Nursing Mothers Methyldopa appears in breast milk. Therefore, caution should be exercised when methyldopa is given to a nursing woman. With all medicines there is a risk/benefit. Your doctor ia aware of this. The benefit outways the risk. It is better for your baby that your BP is controlled than if it is not Your blood pressure will be carefully monitored through out your pregnancy Answered by Cherryl Furtak 2 years ago.


Does aldomet show up as an illegal drug in a urine test?
Asked by Chauncey Ollech 2 years ago.

aldomet (methyldopa) is to treat blood pressure. it has no addictive traits and no similar chemical make up of anything that would be tested for. so in short it will not show up as an illegal drug. if you have a prescription for the aldomet and you bring the prescription bottle to the drug test with your name and the name of the drug on it; if for some strange reason it ends up showing up on the test it will be marked down as a legal drug. Answered by Ethyl Hustace 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever taken Aldomet for high blood pressure?
I currently take Diovan and Norvasc for my high blood pressure. I told my doctor I will be trying to conceive soon, and he told me to stay on the Norvasc and he switch me to Aldomet 250 mg 3 x's a day (instead of Diovan), because he said this medicine is pregnancy safe.Has anyone ever used it in pregnancy,... Asked by Rene Fallis 2 years ago.

I currently take Diovan and Norvasc for my high blood pressure. I told my doctor I will be trying to conceive soon, and he told me to stay on the Norvasc and he switch me to Aldomet 250 mg 3 x's a day (instead of Diovan), because he said this medicine is pregnancy safe. Has anyone ever used it in pregnancy, did you have side effects? Please let me know, Thanks. Answered by Providencia Oneale 2 years ago.

i am 30 week pregnant now. when i found out i was pregnant i was actually in a very expensive blood pressure medicine called tarka they took it away right away and put me on aldomet twice a day so far is the best medicine i ever took for hbp, but dont get fooled, naturaly your body lowers your blood pressure so it can rise at the end to a "normal level" i have what is called chronic HBP, if you are overweight try to loose some weight before you conceive and during your pregnancy eat the healthiest you can that will help. aldomet is being good for me i hope it works for you but i think you should ask your doctor about the dose your taking because they put me on 2 pills a day 250mg so they can increase the dose in case because the most you can handle is 3 pills a day! i hope you can getr pregnant soon! good luck Answered by Zoraida Treglia 2 years ago.

I used to be on Aldomet for the duration of my final being pregnant, at the side of labetalol. I under no circumstances took Norvasc, however the different two had been totally dependable. Norvasc is a being pregnant class C, incidentally. A and B classes are rather dependable, C is a little more dicy. Answered by Anissa Torrico 2 years ago.


What is the ordered dose of aldomet drug?
what is also the suggested dose of aldomet drug for hypertension? Asked by Alana Dylla 2 years ago.

The starting dosage is usually 250mg two to three times daily in the first 48 hours. After that the usual dosage can range from 500mg to 2g in two to four divided doses daily to maintain therapy. Also, this drug is no longer used in the US. Answered by Tabetha Kathleen 2 years ago.


Anyone taking Aldomet for HBP,In pregnancy?
Im 17 weeks and my OB,Put me on this 2 x a day.What are the main side effects.How long does it take to start to work? When I had my son 12 yrs ago,I had preclampsia..And he was born at 28 weeks.Since my blood pressure is already high thats why he put me on Aldomet. Asked by Bryce Kief 2 years ago.

Pregnant Women Methyldopa is the most extensively used antihypertensive in pregnancy and is the initial drug of choice for the treatment of chronic hypertension in pregnant women. Neonates born to women on methyldopa therapy may have decreased systolic blood pressure for the first 2 to 3 days. There have also been reports of tremors. No substantial adverse effects have been detected in long-term follow up of children exposed in utero. Adverse Reactions The most common side effect is transient drowsiness, which occurs in the first 2 to 3 days of initiating therapy, or after a dosage increase. Answered by Remedios Houch 2 years ago.


High bp and on aldomet 2x a day?
hi ladieswhen i found out i was pregnant my dr put me on aldomet 250mg once a dayi notice my bp was lil high so my dr put me on 2x a day. its been a week i start taking 2..i take it morning and around this time.. before i take my 2nd pill i took my bp and its 97/67 and im lil dizzy but i dont know if i... Asked by Charleen Paterno 2 years ago.

hi ladies when i found out i was pregnant my dr put me on aldomet 250mg once a day i notice my bp was lil high so my dr put me on 2x a day. its been a week i start taking 2.. i take it morning and around this time.. before i take my 2nd pill i took my bp and its 97/67 and im lil dizzy but i dont know if i should take the med? i confused.. i haerd low bp in pregnancy isnt good either... it too late to call dr and im not very sure if i should take my 2nd pill... sometime when i go to the dr my bp seems to be high AND when i'm home my bp isnt that high sometimes.. ...i dont even know what to do... Answered by Daphne Roufs 2 years ago.

If you are 97/67 you do NOT need the second pill. Typically, in the hospital, if I have a patient with a systolic below 120 I hold the medication, depending on what it is. You need to get ahold of your doctor. If you take it it will send you lower, and if you are symptomatic and dizzy, you should not take it as it will drop it lower. as your doctor to give you PARAMETERS, that is where you take your blood pressure and you have a parameter to follow; for example, if blood pressure is over 105/70, it is safe to take etc. Answered by Treena Twitty 2 years ago.

You sound like me. My bp always seemed high at the doctor's office and normal at home. I had to take the bp med for my first pregnancy but for my second pregnancy my bp was all right...at least it was until the end. You should probably discuss your issue with your doctor. He/she would know better what you should do. Answered by Lonnie Pauk 2 years ago.


Aldomet (methyldopa) during pregnancy for chronic hypertension?
Did anyone have to take this during their pregnancy? I have chronic hypertension and was taking lisinopril, but since you can't be on lisinopril while pregnant, my doctor switched me to Aldomet to start taking now, before we even start trying to get conceive. So has anyone taken this? What side effects did you... Asked by Lonny Horstmann 2 years ago.

Did anyone have to take this during their pregnancy? I have chronic hypertension and was taking lisinopril, but since you can't be on lisinopril while pregnant, my doctor switched me to Aldomet to start taking now, before we even start trying to get conceive. So has anyone taken this? What side effects did you have? Did it keep your blood pressure under control throughout the whole pregnancy? Answered by Don Radde 2 years ago.

Oh wow actually my doctor just took me off that two weeks ago. I start taking it back in September of last year, but as the time went by he kept increasing it and it was just not working. So I got worried and started thinking like why am I talking all these milligrams and its not working. Side effects when I first got on it was headaches and sleepiness. It always made me sleepy that's why on thT label it says may cause drowsiness and don't try to operate machinery. when I went for an ultrasound he gave me some new Procardia. And my blood pressure has been great. I THANK GOD EACH AND EVERYDAY! Answered by Amal Latessa 2 years ago.

I am currently almost 5 months and was just diagnosed with Sinus Tachycardia!! I learned that my headaches were from the blood pumping through my body, thus causing me to have horrendous headaches.. I would try to drink a cup of hot coco or a small amount of root beer, for these two are low in caffeine, Plus the headaches subside by a long shot!! I would also talk to your doctor about a possible thyroid problem, for I learned that the thyroid can cause several episodes of headaches to come about, for almost no real reason.. My headaches are the kind that you can not do a darn thing and with a 5 year old kindergartner it is difficult to manage through out the day!! Good luck and stay strong.. Keep on top of the frequency of the headaches and for how long, this will make it easier for your doctor to help treat the symptoms, relief!!! Answered by Bobby Hilzer 2 years ago.


Who Has Taken Aldomet For High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy???
Im almost 18 weeks, been taking it for little over a month Asked by Buddy August 2 years ago.

I just wanted to know who has taken this medicine during pregnancy, I was prescribed it because of my high blood pressure. My Dr. says its completely safe to take during pregnancy, and I take it as he gave it to me, but taking anything during pregnancy makes me a bit nervous, so any stories or input would be great. Thanks Answered by Halley Crocco 2 years ago.

I'm taking it. It's safe. Answered by Johnsie Frenzel 2 years ago.

i am again 3 months pregnant and signs are beginning to show for high blood pressure so i can sympathise. in my last pregnancy in 06 i had high blood pressure at 14 weeks 130 over 95 where they prescribed me methodopa things got worse so they gave me labetalol and another tablet i cant remember the name but it was not called what your on. i think it would be wise to check with you local chemist about this tablet as they know more about it than doctors.this tablet was never offered to me and i was told there were no other know safe tablets on the market to give in pregnancy.not to say there not safe just that they have not tried them in pregnant women.i had labetalol by drip in the end at 33 weeks and had babe a day later at 7lb 10 so good luck x Answered by Cleta Leeper 2 years ago.

I took it from the beginning of all 3 of my pregnancies. Its safe. All my babies are fine. dont worry about it. Answered by Felicita Kaszynski 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever taken Methyldopa (Aldomet)?
My doctor took me off Diovan and put me on Aldomet 250 mg 3x's a day, because I will be trying to conceive soon. Do you think I should I be put on the Aldomet when I find out I'm pregnant or should he switch my medicine now. He says that Aldomet is pregnancy safe, but I've seen something saying that... Asked by Creola Dokuchitz 2 years ago.

My doctor took me off Diovan and put me on Aldomet 250 mg 3x's a day, because I will be trying to conceive soon. Do you think I should I be put on the Aldomet when I find out I'm pregnant or should he switch my medicine now. He says that Aldomet is pregnancy safe, but I've seen something saying that it might be hard to conceive while taking the medicine. Can someone let me know, if you've taken it. Thanks Answered by Lashawna Glidden 2 years ago.

Aldomet (methyl dopa) was used as a first line anti hypertensive before groups such as beta blockers and ACE became available. It has a long history of use in pregnancy and appears to have a good safety profile Published reports of the use of methyldopa during all trimesters indicate that if this drug is used during pregnancy the possibility of fetal harm appears remote. In five studies, three of which were controlled, involving 332 pregnant hypertensive women, treatment with ALDOMET was associated with an improved fetal outcome. The majority of these women were in the third trimester when methyldopa therapy was begun. In one study, women who had begun methyldopa treatment between weeks 16 and 20 of pregnancy gave birth to infants whose average head circumference was reduced by a small amount (34.2 ± 1.7 cm vs. 34.6 ± 1.3 cm [mean ± 1 S.D.]). Long-term follow up of 195 (97.5%) of the children born to methyldopa-treated pregnant women (including those who began treatment between weeks 16 and 20) failed to uncover any significant adverse effect on the children. At four years of age, the developmental delay commonly seen in children born to hypertensive mothers was less evident in those whose mothers were treated with methyldopa during pregnancy than those whose mothers were untreated. The children of the treated group scored consistently higher than the children of the untreated group on five major indices of intellectual and motor development. At age seven and one-half developmental scores and intelligence indices showed no significant differences in children of treated or untreated hypertensive women. Nursing Mothers Methyldopa appears in breast milk. Therefore, caution should be exercised when methyldopa is given to a nursing woman. With all medicines there is a risk/benefit. Your doctor ia aware of this. The benefit outways the risk. It is better for your baby that your BP is controlled than if it is not Your blood pressure will be carefully monitored through out your pregnancy Answered by Merrill Clum 2 years ago.


Does aldomet show up as an illegal drug in a urine test?
Asked by Shawanna Savio 2 years ago.

aldomet (methyldopa) is to treat blood pressure. it has no addictive traits and no similar chemical make up of anything that would be tested for. so in short it will not show up as an illegal drug. if you have a prescription for the aldomet and you bring the prescription bottle to the drug test with your name and the name of the drug on it; if for some strange reason it ends up showing up on the test it will be marked down as a legal drug. Answered by Junko Shapard 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever taken Aldomet for high blood pressure?
I currently take Diovan and Norvasc for my high blood pressure. I told my doctor I will be trying to conceive soon, and he told me to stay on the Norvasc and he switch me to Aldomet 250 mg 3 x's a day (instead of Diovan), because he said this medicine is pregnancy safe.Has anyone ever used it in pregnancy,... Asked by Maximina Else 2 years ago.

I currently take Diovan and Norvasc for my high blood pressure. I told my doctor I will be trying to conceive soon, and he told me to stay on the Norvasc and he switch me to Aldomet 250 mg 3 x's a day (instead of Diovan), because he said this medicine is pregnancy safe. Has anyone ever used it in pregnancy, did you have side effects? Please let me know, Thanks. Answered by Aleshia Wilsen 2 years ago.

i am 30 week pregnant now. when i found out i was pregnant i was actually in a very expensive blood pressure medicine called tarka they took it away right away and put me on aldomet twice a day so far is the best medicine i ever took for hbp, but dont get fooled, naturaly your body lowers your blood pressure so it can rise at the end to a "normal level" i have what is called chronic HBP, if you are overweight try to loose some weight before you conceive and during your pregnancy eat the healthiest you can that will help. aldomet is being good for me i hope it works for you but i think you should ask your doctor about the dose your taking because they put me on 2 pills a day 250mg so they can increase the dose in case because the most you can handle is 3 pills a day! i hope you can getr pregnant soon! good luck Answered by Mindi Polchinski 2 years ago.

I used to be on Aldomet for the duration of my final being pregnant, at the side of labetalol. I under no circumstances took Norvasc, however the different two had been totally dependable. Norvasc is a being pregnant class C, incidentally. A and B classes are rather dependable, C is a little more dicy. Answered by Ginger Jourdan 2 years ago.


What is the ordered dose of aldomet drug?
what is also the suggested dose of aldomet drug for hypertension? Asked by Katherin Nicley 2 years ago.

The starting dosage is usually 250mg two to three times daily in the first 48 hours. After that the usual dosage can range from 500mg to 2g in two to four divided doses daily to maintain therapy. Also, this drug is no longer used in the US. Answered by Esperanza Branker 2 years ago.


Anyone taking Aldomet for HBP,In pregnancy?
Im 17 weeks and my OB,Put me on this 2 x a day.What are the main side effects.How long does it take to start to work? When I had my son 12 yrs ago,I had preclampsia..And he was born at 28 weeks.Since my blood pressure is already high thats why he put me on Aldomet. Asked by Tess Leapheart 2 years ago.

Pregnant Women Methyldopa is the most extensively used antihypertensive in pregnancy and is the initial drug of choice for the treatment of chronic hypertension in pregnant women. Neonates born to women on methyldopa therapy may have decreased systolic blood pressure for the first 2 to 3 days. There have also been reports of tremors. No substantial adverse effects have been detected in long-term follow up of children exposed in utero. Adverse Reactions The most common side effect is transient drowsiness, which occurs in the first 2 to 3 days of initiating therapy, or after a dosage increase. Answered by Farrah Garo 2 years ago.


High bp and on aldomet 2x a day?
hi ladieswhen i found out i was pregnant my dr put me on aldomet 250mg once a dayi notice my bp was lil high so my dr put me on 2x a day. its been a week i start taking 2..i take it morning and around this time.. before i take my 2nd pill i took my bp and its 97/67 and im lil dizzy but i dont know if i... Asked by Jenniffer Luckenbill 2 years ago.

hi ladies when i found out i was pregnant my dr put me on aldomet 250mg once a day i notice my bp was lil high so my dr put me on 2x a day. its been a week i start taking 2.. i take it morning and around this time.. before i take my 2nd pill i took my bp and its 97/67 and im lil dizzy but i dont know if i should take the med? i confused.. i haerd low bp in pregnancy isnt good either... it too late to call dr and im not very sure if i should take my 2nd pill... sometime when i go to the dr my bp seems to be high AND when i'm home my bp isnt that high sometimes.. ...i dont even know what to do... Answered by Jeanetta Yeadon 2 years ago.

If you are 97/67 you do NOT need the second pill. Typically, in the hospital, if I have a patient with a systolic below 120 I hold the medication, depending on what it is. You need to get ahold of your doctor. If you take it it will send you lower, and if you are symptomatic and dizzy, you should not take it as it will drop it lower. as your doctor to give you PARAMETERS, that is where you take your blood pressure and you have a parameter to follow; for example, if blood pressure is over 105/70, it is safe to take etc. Answered by Donita Smoker 2 years ago.

You sound like me. My bp always seemed high at the doctor's office and normal at home. I had to take the bp med for my first pregnancy but for my second pregnancy my bp was all right...at least it was until the end. You should probably discuss your issue with your doctor. He/she would know better what you should do. Answered by Cheryll Starkey 2 years ago.


Aldomet (methyldopa) during pregnancy for chronic hypertension?
Did anyone have to take this during their pregnancy? I have chronic hypertension and was taking lisinopril, but since you can't be on lisinopril while pregnant, my doctor switched me to Aldomet to start taking now, before we even start trying to get conceive. So has anyone taken this? What side effects did you... Asked by Angelo Grande 2 years ago.

Did anyone have to take this during their pregnancy? I have chronic hypertension and was taking lisinopril, but since you can't be on lisinopril while pregnant, my doctor switched me to Aldomet to start taking now, before we even start trying to get conceive. So has anyone taken this? What side effects did you have? Did it keep your blood pressure under control throughout the whole pregnancy? Answered by Jessica Therurer 2 years ago.

Oh wow actually my doctor just took me off that two weeks ago. I start taking it back in September of last year, but as the time went by he kept increasing it and it was just not working. So I got worried and started thinking like why am I talking all these milligrams and its not working. Side effects when I first got on it was headaches and sleepiness. It always made me sleepy that's why on thT label it says may cause drowsiness and don't try to operate machinery. when I went for an ultrasound he gave me some new Procardia. And my blood pressure has been great. I THANK GOD EACH AND EVERYDAY! Answered by Delois Malcome 2 years ago.

I am currently almost 5 months and was just diagnosed with Sinus Tachycardia!! I learned that my headaches were from the blood pumping through my body, thus causing me to have horrendous headaches.. I would try to drink a cup of hot coco or a small amount of root beer, for these two are low in caffeine, Plus the headaches subside by a long shot!! I would also talk to your doctor about a possible thyroid problem, for I learned that the thyroid can cause several episodes of headaches to come about, for almost no real reason.. My headaches are the kind that you can not do a darn thing and with a 5 year old kindergartner it is difficult to manage through out the day!! Good luck and stay strong.. Keep on top of the frequency of the headaches and for how long, this will make it easier for your doctor to help treat the symptoms, relief!!! Answered by Dalene Steeber 2 years ago.


Who Has Taken Aldomet For High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy???
Im almost 18 weeks, been taking it for little over a month Asked by Ngan Hradecky 2 years ago.

I just wanted to know who has taken this medicine during pregnancy, I was prescribed it because of my high blood pressure. My Dr. says its completely safe to take during pregnancy, and I take it as he gave it to me, but taking anything during pregnancy makes me a bit nervous, so any stories or input would be great. Thanks Answered by Debra Oquinn 2 years ago.

I'm taking it. It's safe. Answered by Lesha Mazariegos 2 years ago.

i am again 3 months pregnant and signs are beginning to show for high blood pressure so i can sympathise. in my last pregnancy in 06 i had high blood pressure at 14 weeks 130 over 95 where they prescribed me methodopa things got worse so they gave me labetalol and another tablet i cant remember the name but it was not called what your on. i think it would be wise to check with you local chemist about this tablet as they know more about it than doctors.this tablet was never offered to me and i was told there were no other know safe tablets on the market to give in pregnancy.not to say there not safe just that they have not tried them in pregnant women.i had labetalol by drip in the end at 33 weeks and had babe a day later at 7lb 10 so good luck x Answered by Cesar Adelizzi 2 years ago.

I took it from the beginning of all 3 of my pregnancies. Its safe. All my babies are fine. dont worry about it. Answered by Lashawnda Earnhart 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever taken Methyldopa (Aldomet)?
My doctor took me off Diovan and put me on Aldomet 250 mg 3x's a day, because I will be trying to conceive soon. Do you think I should I be put on the Aldomet when I find out I'm pregnant or should he switch my medicine now. He says that Aldomet is pregnancy safe, but I've seen something saying that... Asked by Agnus Lieberg 2 years ago.

My doctor took me off Diovan and put me on Aldomet 250 mg 3x's a day, because I will be trying to conceive soon. Do you think I should I be put on the Aldomet when I find out I'm pregnant or should he switch my medicine now. He says that Aldomet is pregnancy safe, but I've seen something saying that it might be hard to conceive while taking the medicine. Can someone let me know, if you've taken it. Thanks Answered by Shirly Stamnos 2 years ago.

Aldomet (methyl dopa) was used as a first line anti hypertensive before groups such as beta blockers and ACE became available. It has a long history of use in pregnancy and appears to have a good safety profile Published reports of the use of methyldopa during all trimesters indicate that if this drug is used during pregnancy the possibility of fetal harm appears remote. In five studies, three of which were controlled, involving 332 pregnant hypertensive women, treatment with ALDOMET was associated with an improved fetal outcome. The majority of these women were in the third trimester when methyldopa therapy was begun. In one study, women who had begun methyldopa treatment between weeks 16 and 20 of pregnancy gave birth to infants whose average head circumference was reduced by a small amount (34.2 ± 1.7 cm vs. 34.6 ± 1.3 cm [mean ± 1 S.D.]). Long-term follow up of 195 (97.5%) of the children born to methyldopa-treated pregnant women (including those who began treatment between weeks 16 and 20) failed to uncover any significant adverse effect on the children. At four years of age, the developmental delay commonly seen in children born to hypertensive mothers was less evident in those whose mothers were treated with methyldopa during pregnancy than those whose mothers were untreated. The children of the treated group scored consistently higher than the children of the untreated group on five major indices of intellectual and motor development. At age seven and one-half developmental scores and intelligence indices showed no significant differences in children of treated or untreated hypertensive women. Nursing Mothers Methyldopa appears in breast milk. Therefore, caution should be exercised when methyldopa is given to a nursing woman. With all medicines there is a risk/benefit. Your doctor ia aware of this. The benefit outways the risk. It is better for your baby that your BP is controlled than if it is not Your blood pressure will be carefully monitored through out your pregnancy Answered by Nick Folley 2 years ago.


Does aldomet show up as an illegal drug in a urine test?
Asked by Dean Ruis 2 years ago.

aldomet (methyldopa) is to treat blood pressure. it has no addictive traits and no similar chemical make up of anything that would be tested for. so in short it will not show up as an illegal drug. if you have a prescription for the aldomet and you bring the prescription bottle to the drug test with your name and the name of the drug on it; if for some strange reason it ends up showing up on the test it will be marked down as a legal drug. Answered by Lenora Rabello 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever taken Aldomet for high blood pressure?
I currently take Diovan and Norvasc for my high blood pressure. I told my doctor I will be trying to conceive soon, and he told me to stay on the Norvasc and he switch me to Aldomet 250 mg 3 x's a day (instead of Diovan), because he said this medicine is pregnancy safe.Has anyone ever used it in pregnancy,... Asked by Gwenn Dortilla 2 years ago.

I currently take Diovan and Norvasc for my high blood pressure. I told my doctor I will be trying to conceive soon, and he told me to stay on the Norvasc and he switch me to Aldomet 250 mg 3 x's a day (instead of Diovan), because he said this medicine is pregnancy safe. Has anyone ever used it in pregnancy, did you have side effects? Please let me know, Thanks. Answered by Kirby Yokum 2 years ago.

i am 30 week pregnant now. when i found out i was pregnant i was actually in a very expensive blood pressure medicine called tarka they took it away right away and put me on aldomet twice a day so far is the best medicine i ever took for hbp, but dont get fooled, naturaly your body lowers your blood pressure so it can rise at the end to a "normal level" i have what is called chronic HBP, if you are overweight try to loose some weight before you conceive and during your pregnancy eat the healthiest you can that will help. aldomet is being good for me i hope it works for you but i think you should ask your doctor about the dose your taking because they put me on 2 pills a day 250mg so they can increase the dose in case because the most you can handle is 3 pills a day! i hope you can getr pregnant soon! good luck Answered by Carmen Malafronte 2 years ago.

I used to be on Aldomet for the duration of my final being pregnant, at the side of labetalol. I under no circumstances took Norvasc, however the different two had been totally dependable. Norvasc is a being pregnant class C, incidentally. A and B classes are rather dependable, C is a little more dicy. Answered by Dorthy Pitek 2 years ago.


What is the ordered dose of aldomet drug?
what is also the suggested dose of aldomet drug for hypertension? Asked by Britni Shoat 2 years ago.

The starting dosage is usually 250mg two to three times daily in the first 48 hours. After that the usual dosage can range from 500mg to 2g in two to four divided doses daily to maintain therapy. Also, this drug is no longer used in the US. Answered by Evita Watry 2 years ago.


Anyone taking Aldomet for HBP,In pregnancy?
Im 17 weeks and my OB,Put me on this 2 x a day.What are the main side effects.How long does it take to start to work? When I had my son 12 yrs ago,I had preclampsia..And he was born at 28 weeks.Since my blood pressure is already high thats why he put me on Aldomet. Asked by Michale Lyson 2 years ago.

Pregnant Women Methyldopa is the most extensively used antihypertensive in pregnancy and is the initial drug of choice for the treatment of chronic hypertension in pregnant women. Neonates born to women on methyldopa therapy may have decreased systolic blood pressure for the first 2 to 3 days. There have also been reports of tremors. No substantial adverse effects have been detected in long-term follow up of children exposed in utero. Adverse Reactions The most common side effect is transient drowsiness, which occurs in the first 2 to 3 days of initiating therapy, or after a dosage increase. Answered by Jimmie Lotto 2 years ago.


High bp and on aldomet 2x a day?
hi ladieswhen i found out i was pregnant my dr put me on aldomet 250mg once a dayi notice my bp was lil high so my dr put me on 2x a day. its been a week i start taking 2..i take it morning and around this time.. before i take my 2nd pill i took my bp and its 97/67 and im lil dizzy but i dont know if i... Asked by Onita Wikert 2 years ago.

hi ladies when i found out i was pregnant my dr put me on aldomet 250mg once a day i notice my bp was lil high so my dr put me on 2x a day. its been a week i start taking 2.. i take it morning and around this time.. before i take my 2nd pill i took my bp and its 97/67 and im lil dizzy but i dont know if i should take the med? i confused.. i haerd low bp in pregnancy isnt good either... it too late to call dr and im not very sure if i should take my 2nd pill... sometime when i go to the dr my bp seems to be high AND when i'm home my bp isnt that high sometimes.. ...i dont even know what to do... Answered by Josefa Bredy 2 years ago.

If you are 97/67 you do NOT need the second pill. Typically, in the hospital, if I have a patient with a systolic below 120 I hold the medication, depending on what it is. You need to get ahold of your doctor. If you take it it will send you lower, and if you are symptomatic and dizzy, you should not take it as it will drop it lower. as your doctor to give you PARAMETERS, that is where you take your blood pressure and you have a parameter to follow; for example, if blood pressure is over 105/70, it is safe to take etc. Answered by Brandon Gemmill 2 years ago.

You sound like me. My bp always seemed high at the doctor's office and normal at home. I had to take the bp med for my first pregnancy but for my second pregnancy my bp was all right...at least it was until the end. You should probably discuss your issue with your doctor. He/she would know better what you should do. Answered by Bertie Soland 2 years ago.


Aldomet (methyldopa) during pregnancy for chronic hypertension?
Did anyone have to take this during their pregnancy? I have chronic hypertension and was taking lisinopril, but since you can't be on lisinopril while pregnant, my doctor switched me to Aldomet to start taking now, before we even start trying to get conceive. So has anyone taken this? What side effects did you... Asked by Lawanna Aldinger 2 years ago.

Did anyone have to take this during their pregnancy? I have chronic hypertension and was taking lisinopril, but since you can't be on lisinopril while pregnant, my doctor switched me to Aldomet to start taking now, before we even start trying to get conceive. So has anyone taken this? What side effects did you have? Did it keep your blood pressure under control throughout the whole pregnancy? Answered by Vernell Devotie 2 years ago.

Oh wow actually my doctor just took me off that two weeks ago. I start taking it back in September of last year, but as the time went by he kept increasing it and it was just not working. So I got worried and started thinking like why am I talking all these milligrams and its not working. Side effects when I first got on it was headaches and sleepiness. It always made me sleepy that's why on thT label it says may cause drowsiness and don't try to operate machinery. when I went for an ultrasound he gave me some new Procardia. And my blood pressure has been great. I THANK GOD EACH AND EVERYDAY! Answered by Colleen Mcshea 2 years ago.

I am currently almost 5 months and was just diagnosed with Sinus Tachycardia!! I learned that my headaches were from the blood pumping through my body, thus causing me to have horrendous headaches.. I would try to drink a cup of hot coco or a small amount of root beer, for these two are low in caffeine, Plus the headaches subside by a long shot!! I would also talk to your doctor about a possible thyroid problem, for I learned that the thyroid can cause several episodes of headaches to come about, for almost no real reason.. My headaches are the kind that you can not do a darn thing and with a 5 year old kindergartner it is difficult to manage through out the day!! Good luck and stay strong.. Keep on top of the frequency of the headaches and for how long, this will make it easier for your doctor to help treat the symptoms, relief!!! Answered by Max Toland 2 years ago.


Who Has Taken Aldomet For High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy???
Im almost 18 weeks, been taking it for little over a month Asked by Dedra Schmiot 2 years ago.

I just wanted to know who has taken this medicine during pregnancy, I was prescribed it because of my high blood pressure. My Dr. says its completely safe to take during pregnancy, and I take it as he gave it to me, but taking anything during pregnancy makes me a bit nervous, so any stories or input would be great. Thanks Answered by Ena Kidane 2 years ago.

I'm taking it. It's safe. Answered by Fred Cantu 2 years ago.

i am again 3 months pregnant and signs are beginning to show for high blood pressure so i can sympathise. in my last pregnancy in 06 i had high blood pressure at 14 weeks 130 over 95 where they prescribed me methodopa things got worse so they gave me labetalol and another tablet i cant remember the name but it was not called what your on. i think it would be wise to check with you local chemist about this tablet as they know more about it than doctors.this tablet was never offered to me and i was told there were no other know safe tablets on the market to give in pregnancy.not to say there not safe just that they have not tried them in pregnant women.i had labetalol by drip in the end at 33 weeks and had babe a day later at 7lb 10 so good luck x Answered by Svetlana Metchikoff 2 years ago.

I took it from the beginning of all 3 of my pregnancies. Its safe. All my babies are fine. dont worry about it. Answered by Clarine Pociask 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever taken Methyldopa (Aldomet)?
My doctor took me off Diovan and put me on Aldomet 250 mg 3x's a day, because I will be trying to conceive soon. Do you think I should I be put on the Aldomet when I find out I'm pregnant or should he switch my medicine now. He says that Aldomet is pregnancy safe, but I've seen something saying that... Asked by Casandra Pageau 2 years ago.

My doctor took me off Diovan and put me on Aldomet 250 mg 3x's a day, because I will be trying to conceive soon. Do you think I should I be put on the Aldomet when I find out I'm pregnant or should he switch my medicine now. He says that Aldomet is pregnancy safe, but I've seen something saying that it might be hard to conceive while taking the medicine. Can someone let me know, if you've taken it. Thanks Answered by Drew Lizotte 2 years ago.

Aldomet (methyl dopa) was used as a first line anti hypertensive before groups such as beta blockers and ACE became available. It has a long history of use in pregnancy and appears to have a good safety profile Published reports of the use of methyldopa during all trimesters indicate that if this drug is used during pregnancy the possibility of fetal harm appears remote. In five studies, three of which were controlled, involving 332 pregnant hypertensive women, treatment with ALDOMET was associated with an improved fetal outcome. The majority of these women were in the third trimester when methyldopa therapy was begun. In one study, women who had begun methyldopa treatment between weeks 16 and 20 of pregnancy gave birth to infants whose average head circumference was reduced by a small amount (34.2 ± 1.7 cm vs. 34.6 ± 1.3 cm [mean ± 1 S.D.]). Long-term follow up of 195 (97.5%) of the children born to methyldopa-treated pregnant women (including those who began treatment between weeks 16 and 20) failed to uncover any significant adverse effect on the children. At four years of age, the developmental delay commonly seen in children born to hypertensive mothers was less evident in those whose mothers were treated with methyldopa during pregnancy than those whose mothers were untreated. The children of the treated group scored consistently higher than the children of the untreated group on five major indices of intellectual and motor development. At age seven and one-half developmental scores and intelligence indices showed no significant differences in children of treated or untreated hypertensive women. Nursing Mothers Methyldopa appears in breast milk. Therefore, caution should be exercised when methyldopa is given to a nursing woman. With all medicines there is a risk/benefit. Your doctor ia aware of this. The benefit outways the risk. It is better for your baby that your BP is controlled than if it is not Your blood pressure will be carefully monitored through out your pregnancy Answered by Sharron Kuehn 2 years ago.


Does aldomet show up as an illegal drug in a urine test?
Asked by Chana Tainter 2 years ago.

aldomet (methyldopa) is to treat blood pressure. it has no addictive traits and no similar chemical make up of anything that would be tested for. so in short it will not show up as an illegal drug. if you have a prescription for the aldomet and you bring the prescription bottle to the drug test with your name and the name of the drug on it; if for some strange reason it ends up showing up on the test it will be marked down as a legal drug. Answered by Mee Gilger 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever taken Aldomet for high blood pressure?
I currently take Diovan and Norvasc for my high blood pressure. I told my doctor I will be trying to conceive soon, and he told me to stay on the Norvasc and he switch me to Aldomet 250 mg 3 x's a day (instead of Diovan), because he said this medicine is pregnancy safe.Has anyone ever used it in pregnancy,... Asked by Cherelle Massarelli 2 years ago.

I currently take Diovan and Norvasc for my high blood pressure. I told my doctor I will be trying to conceive soon, and he told me to stay on the Norvasc and he switch me to Aldomet 250 mg 3 x's a day (instead of Diovan), because he said this medicine is pregnancy safe. Has anyone ever used it in pregnancy, did you have side effects? Please let me know, Thanks. Answered by Jo Conigliaro 2 years ago.

i am 30 week pregnant now. when i found out i was pregnant i was actually in a very expensive blood pressure medicine called tarka they took it away right away and put me on aldomet twice a day so far is the best medicine i ever took for hbp, but dont get fooled, naturaly your body lowers your blood pressure so it can rise at the end to a "normal level" i have what is called chronic HBP, if you are overweight try to loose some weight before you conceive and during your pregnancy eat the healthiest you can that will help. aldomet is being good for me i hope it works for you but i think you should ask your doctor about the dose your taking because they put me on 2 pills a day 250mg so they can increase the dose in case because the most you can handle is 3 pills a day! i hope you can getr pregnant soon! good luck Answered by Elvie Lattimore 2 years ago.

I used to be on Aldomet for the duration of my final being pregnant, at the side of labetalol. I under no circumstances took Norvasc, however the different two had been totally dependable. Norvasc is a being pregnant class C, incidentally. A and B classes are rather dependable, C is a little more dicy. Answered by Mellissa Hija 2 years ago.


What is the ordered dose of aldomet drug?
what is also the suggested dose of aldomet drug for hypertension? Asked by Makeda Bargerstock 2 years ago.

The starting dosage is usually 250mg two to three times daily in the first 48 hours. After that the usual dosage can range from 500mg to 2g in two to four divided doses daily to maintain therapy. Also, this drug is no longer used in the US. Answered by Walker Schiavi 2 years ago.


Anyone taking Aldomet for HBP,In pregnancy?
Im 17 weeks and my OB,Put me on this 2 x a day.What are the main side effects.How long does it take to start to work? When I had my son 12 yrs ago,I had preclampsia..And he was born at 28 weeks.Since my blood pressure is already high thats why he put me on Aldomet. Asked by Basil Ashurst 2 years ago.

Pregnant Women Methyldopa is the most extensively used antihypertensive in pregnancy and is the initial drug of choice for the treatment of chronic hypertension in pregnant women. Neonates born to women on methyldopa therapy may have decreased systolic blood pressure for the first 2 to 3 days. There have also been reports of tremors. No substantial adverse effects have been detected in long-term follow up of children exposed in utero. Adverse Reactions The most common side effect is transient drowsiness, which occurs in the first 2 to 3 days of initiating therapy, or after a dosage increase. Answered by Devon Thornsbury 2 years ago.


High bp and on aldomet 2x a day?
hi ladieswhen i found out i was pregnant my dr put me on aldomet 250mg once a dayi notice my bp was lil high so my dr put me on 2x a day. its been a week i start taking 2..i take it morning and around this time.. before i take my 2nd pill i took my bp and its 97/67 and im lil dizzy but i dont know if i... Asked by Young Mcconney 2 years ago.

hi ladies when i found out i was pregnant my dr put me on aldomet 250mg once a day i notice my bp was lil high so my dr put me on 2x a day. its been a week i start taking 2.. i take it morning and around this time.. before i take my 2nd pill i took my bp and its 97/67 and im lil dizzy but i dont know if i should take the med? i confused.. i haerd low bp in pregnancy isnt good either... it too late to call dr and im not very sure if i should take my 2nd pill... sometime when i go to the dr my bp seems to be high AND when i'm home my bp isnt that high sometimes.. ...i dont even know what to do... Answered by Kim Piermont 2 years ago.

If you are 97/67 you do NOT need the second pill. Typically, in the hospital, if I have a patient with a systolic below 120 I hold the medication, depending on what it is. You need to get ahold of your doctor. If you take it it will send you lower, and if you are symptomatic and dizzy, you should not take it as it will drop it lower. as your doctor to give you PARAMETERS, that is where you take your blood pressure and you have a parameter to follow; for example, if blood pressure is over 105/70, it is safe to take etc. Answered by Sharla Spagnolia 2 years ago.

You sound like me. My bp always seemed high at the doctor's office and normal at home. I had to take the bp med for my first pregnancy but for my second pregnancy my bp was all right...at least it was until the end. You should probably discuss your issue with your doctor. He/she would know better what you should do. Answered by Corinna Flemmon 2 years ago.


Aldomet (methyldopa) during pregnancy for chronic hypertension?
Did anyone have to take this during their pregnancy? I have chronic hypertension and was taking lisinopril, but since you can't be on lisinopril while pregnant, my doctor switched me to Aldomet to start taking now, before we even start trying to get conceive. So has anyone taken this? What side effects did you... Asked by Pasquale Zegarra 2 years ago.

Did anyone have to take this during their pregnancy? I have chronic hypertension and was taking lisinopril, but since you can't be on lisinopril while pregnant, my doctor switched me to Aldomet to start taking now, before we even start trying to get conceive. So has anyone taken this? What side effects did you have? Did it keep your blood pressure under control throughout the whole pregnancy? Answered by Toni Dunn 2 years ago.

Oh wow actually my doctor just took me off that two weeks ago. I start taking it back in September of last year, but as the time went by he kept increasing it and it was just not working. So I got worried and started thinking like why am I talking all these milligrams and its not working. Side effects when I first got on it was headaches and sleepiness. It always made me sleepy that's why on thT label it says may cause drowsiness and don't try to operate machinery. when I went for an ultrasound he gave me some new Procardia. And my blood pressure has been great. I THANK GOD EACH AND EVERYDAY! Answered by Juan Holsey 2 years ago.

I am currently almost 5 months and was just diagnosed with Sinus Tachycardia!! I learned that my headaches were from the blood pumping through my body, thus causing me to have horrendous headaches.. I would try to drink a cup of hot coco or a small amount of root beer, for these two are low in caffeine, Plus the headaches subside by a long shot!! I would also talk to your doctor about a possible thyroid problem, for I learned that the thyroid can cause several episodes of headaches to come about, for almost no real reason.. My headaches are the kind that you can not do a darn thing and with a 5 year old kindergartner it is difficult to manage through out the day!! Good luck and stay strong.. Keep on top of the frequency of the headaches and for how long, this will make it easier for your doctor to help treat the symptoms, relief!!! Answered by Ned Harrop 2 years ago.


Who Has Taken Aldomet For High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy???
Im almost 18 weeks, been taking it for little over a month Asked by Arnita Stempert 2 years ago.

I just wanted to know who has taken this medicine during pregnancy, I was prescribed it because of my high blood pressure. My Dr. says its completely safe to take during pregnancy, and I take it as he gave it to me, but taking anything during pregnancy makes me a bit nervous, so any stories or input would be great. Thanks Answered by Evelynn Dinsmoor 2 years ago.

I'm taking it. It's safe. Answered by Greg Gadoury 2 years ago.

i am again 3 months pregnant and signs are beginning to show for high blood pressure so i can sympathise. in my last pregnancy in 06 i had high blood pressure at 14 weeks 130 over 95 where they prescribed me methodopa things got worse so they gave me labetalol and another tablet i cant remember the name but it was not called what your on. i think it would be wise to check with you local chemist about this tablet as they know more about it than doctors.this tablet was never offered to me and i was told there were no other know safe tablets on the market to give in pregnancy.not to say there not safe just that they have not tried them in pregnant women.i had labetalol by drip in the end at 33 weeks and had babe a day later at 7lb 10 so good luck x Answered by Bebe Sickafoose 2 years ago.

I took it from the beginning of all 3 of my pregnancies. Its safe. All my babies are fine. dont worry about it. Answered by Carolann Paasch 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever taken Methyldopa (Aldomet)?
My doctor took me off Diovan and put me on Aldomet 250 mg 3x's a day, because I will be trying to conceive soon. Do you think I should I be put on the Aldomet when I find out I'm pregnant or should he switch my medicine now. He says that Aldomet is pregnancy safe, but I've seen something saying that... Asked by Una Sahm 2 years ago.

My doctor took me off Diovan and put me on Aldomet 250 mg 3x's a day, because I will be trying to conceive soon. Do you think I should I be put on the Aldomet when I find out I'm pregnant or should he switch my medicine now. He says that Aldomet is pregnancy safe, but I've seen something saying that it might be hard to conceive while taking the medicine. Can someone let me know, if you've taken it. Thanks Answered by Bradley Shonkwiler 2 years ago.

Aldomet (methyl dopa) was used as a first line anti hypertensive before groups such as beta blockers and ACE became available. It has a long history of use in pregnancy and appears to have a good safety profile Published reports of the use of methyldopa during all trimesters indicate that if this drug is used during pregnancy the possibility of fetal harm appears remote. In five studies, three of which were controlled, involving 332 pregnant hypertensive women, treatment with ALDOMET was associated with an improved fetal outcome. The majority of these women were in the third trimester when methyldopa therapy was begun. In one study, women who had begun methyldopa treatment between weeks 16 and 20 of pregnancy gave birth to infants whose average head circumference was reduced by a small amount (34.2 ± 1.7 cm vs. 34.6 ± 1.3 cm [mean ± 1 S.D.]). Long-term follow up of 195 (97.5%) of the children born to methyldopa-treated pregnant women (including those who began treatment between weeks 16 and 20) failed to uncover any significant adverse effect on the children. At four years of age, the developmental delay commonly seen in children born to hypertensive mothers was less evident in those whose mothers were treated with methyldopa during pregnancy than those whose mothers were untreated. The children of the treated group scored consistently higher than the children of the untreated group on five major indices of intellectual and motor development. At age seven and one-half developmental scores and intelligence indices showed no significant differences in children of treated or untreated hypertensive women. Nursing Mothers Methyldopa appears in breast milk. Therefore, caution should be exercised when methyldopa is given to a nursing woman. With all medicines there is a risk/benefit. Your doctor ia aware of this. The benefit outways the risk. It is better for your baby that your BP is controlled than if it is not Your blood pressure will be carefully monitored through out your pregnancy Answered by Silvia Bunyea 2 years ago.


Does aldomet show up as an illegal drug in a urine test?
Asked by Elias Kulish 2 years ago.

aldomet (methyldopa) is to treat blood pressure. it has no addictive traits and no similar chemical make up of anything that would be tested for. so in short it will not show up as an illegal drug. if you have a prescription for the aldomet and you bring the prescription bottle to the drug test with your name and the name of the drug on it; if for some strange reason it ends up showing up on the test it will be marked down as a legal drug. Answered by Cammy Sinko 2 years ago.


Has anyone ever taken Aldomet for high blood pressure?
I currently take Diovan and Norvasc for my high blood pressure. I told my doctor I will be trying to conceive soon, and he told me to stay on the Norvasc and he switch me to Aldomet 250 mg 3 x's a day (instead of Diovan), because he said this medicine is pregnancy safe.Has anyone ever used it in pregnancy,... Asked by Antone Fieldson 2 years ago.

I currently take Diovan and Norvasc for my high blood pressure. I told my doctor I will be trying to conceive soon, and he told me to stay on the Norvasc and he switch me to Aldomet 250 mg 3 x's a day (instead of Diovan), because he said this medicine is pregnancy safe. Has anyone ever used it in pregnancy, did you have side effects? Please let me know, Thanks. Answered by Angelo Monsma 2 years ago.

i am 30 week pregnant now. when i found out i was pregnant i was actually in a very expensive blood pressure medicine called tarka they took it away right away and put me on aldomet twice a day so far is the best medicine i ever took for hbp, but dont get fooled, naturaly your body lowers your blood pressure so it can rise at the end to a "normal level" i have what is called chronic HBP, if you are overweight try to loose some weight before you conceive and during your pregnancy eat the healthiest you can that will help. aldomet is being good for me i hope it works for you but i think you should ask your doctor about the dose your taking because they put me on 2 pills a day 250mg so they can increase the dose in case because the most you can handle is 3 pills a day! i hope you can getr pregnant soon! good luck Answered by Tatiana Giacopelli 2 years ago.

I used to be on Aldomet for the duration of my final being pregnant, at the side of labetalol. I under no circumstances took Norvasc, however the different two had been totally dependable. Norvasc is a being pregnant class C, incidentally. A and B classes are rather dependable, C is a little more dicy. Answered by Tequila Loman 2 years ago.


What is the ordered dose of aldomet drug?
what is also the suggested dose of aldomet drug for hypertension? Asked by Bobbi Pehler 2 years ago.

The starting dosage is usually 250mg two to three times daily in the first 48 hours. After that the usual dosage can range from 500mg to 2g in two to four divided doses daily to maintain therapy. Also, this drug is no longer used in the US. Answered by Becky Mcenany 2 years ago.


Anyone taking Aldomet for HBP,In pregnancy?
Im 17 weeks and my OB,Put me on this 2 x a day.What are the main side effects.How long does it take to start to work? When I had my son 12 yrs ago,I had preclampsia..And he was born at 28 weeks.Since my blood pressure is already high thats why he put me on Aldomet. Asked by Angel Lambie 2 years ago.

Pregnant Women Methyldopa is the most extensively used antihypertensive in pregnancy and is the initial drug of choice for the treatment of chronic hypertension in pregnant women. Neonates born to women on methyldopa therapy may have decreased systolic blood pressure for the first 2 to 3 days. There have also been reports of tremors. No substantial adverse effects have been detected in long-term follow up of children exposed in utero. Adverse Reactions The most common side effect is transient drowsiness, which occurs in the first 2 to 3 days of initiating therapy, or after a dosage increase. Answered by Fran Mahaxay 2 years ago.


High bp and on aldomet 2x a day?
hi ladieswhen i found out i was pregnant my dr put me on aldomet 250mg once a dayi notice my bp was lil high so my dr put me on 2x a day. its been a week i start taking 2..i take it morning and around this time.. before i take my 2nd pill i took my bp and its 97/67 and im lil dizzy but i dont know if i... Asked by Tobi Somo 2 years ago.

hi ladies when i found out i was pregnant my dr put me on aldomet 250mg once a day i notice my bp was lil high so my dr put me on 2x a day. its been a week i start taking 2.. i take it morning and around this time.. before i take my 2nd pill i took my bp and its 97/67 and im lil dizzy but i dont know if i should take the med? i confused.. i haerd low bp in pregnancy isnt good either... it too late to call dr and im not very sure if i should take my 2nd pill... sometime when i go to the dr my bp seems to be high AND when i'm home my bp isnt that high sometimes.. ...i dont even know what to do... Answered by Will Montone 2 years ago.

If you are 97/67 you do NOT need the second pill. Typically, in the hospital, if I have a patient with a systolic below 120 I hold the medication, depending on what it is. You need to get ahold of your doctor. If you take it it will send you lower, and if you are symptomatic and dizzy, you should not take it as it will drop it lower. as your doctor to give you PARAMETERS, that is where you take your blood pressure and you have a parameter to follow; for example, if blood pressure is over 105/70, it is safe to take etc. Answered by Ayesha Thiede 2 years ago.

You sound like me. My bp always seemed high at the doctor's office and normal at home. I had to take the bp med for my first pregnancy but for my second pregnancy my bp was all right...at least it was until the end. You should probably discuss your issue with your doctor. He/she would know better what you should do. Answered by Romeo Verges 2 years ago.


Aldomet (methyldopa) during pregnancy for chronic hypertension?
Did anyone have to take this during their pregnancy? I have chronic hypertension and was taking lisinopril, but since you can't be on lisinopril while pregnant, my doctor switched me to Aldomet to start taking now, before we even start trying to get conceive. So has anyone taken this? What side effects did you... Asked by Tegan Wrona 2 years ago.

Did anyone have to take this during their pregnancy? I have chronic hypertension and was taking lisinopril, but since you can't be on lisinopril while pregnant, my doctor switched me to Aldomet to start taking now, before we even start trying to get conceive. So has anyone taken this? What side effects did you have? Did it keep your blood pressure under control throughout the whole pregnancy? Answered by Lorenzo Riopel 2 years ago.

Oh wow actually my doctor just took me off that two weeks ago. I start taking it back in September of last year, but as the time went by he kept increasing it and it was just not working. So I got worried and started thinking like why am I talking all these milligrams and its not working. Side effects when I first got on it was headaches and sleepiness. It always made me sleepy that's why on thT label it says may cause drowsiness and don't try to operate machinery. when I went for an ultrasound he gave me some new Procardia. And my blood pressure has been great. I THANK GOD EACH AND EVERYDAY! Answered by Iola Scudero 2 years ago.

I am currently almost 5 months and was just diagnosed with Sinus Tachycardia!! I learned that my headaches were from the blood pumping through my body, thus causing me to have horrendous headaches.. I would try to drink a cup of hot coco or a small amount of root beer, for these two are low in caffeine, Plus the headaches subside by a long shot!! I would also talk to your doctor about a possible thyroid problem, for I learned that the thyroid can cause several episodes of headaches to come about, for almost no real reason.. My headaches are the kind that you can not do a darn thing and with a 5 year old kindergartner it is difficult to manage through out the day!! Good luck and stay strong.. Keep on top of the frequency of the headaches and for how long, this will make it easier for your doctor to help treat the symptoms, relief!!! Answered by Yasmine Tanenbaum 2 years ago.


Who Has Taken Aldomet For High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy???
Im almost 18 weeks, been taking it for little over a month Asked by Laverne Dalaq 2 years ago.

I just wanted to know who has taken this medicine during pregnancy, I was prescribed it because of my high blood pressure. My Dr. says its completely safe to take during pregnancy, and I take it as he gave it to me, but taking anything during pregnancy makes me a bit nervous, so any stories or input would be great. Thanks Answered by Marleen Fullwiler 2 years ago.

I'm taking it. It's safe. Answered by Kenna Gravley 2 years ago.

i am again 3 months pregnant and signs are beginning to show for high blood pressure so i can sympathise. in my last pregnancy in 06 i had high blood pressure at 14 weeks 130 over 95 where they prescribed me methodopa things got worse so they gave me labetalol and another tablet i cant remember the name but it was not called what your on. i think it would be wise to check with you local chemist about this tablet as they know more about it than doctors.this tablet was never offered to me and i was told there were no other know safe tablets on the market to give in pregnancy.not to say there not safe just that they have not tried them in pregnant women.i had labetalol by drip in the end at 33 weeks and had babe a day later at 7lb 10 so good luck x Answered by Catalina Gernatt 2 years ago.

I took it from the beginning of all 3 of my pregnancies. Its safe. All my babies are fine. dont worry about it. Answered by Lucilla Hockenberry 2 years ago.


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