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Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S

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FORMULAMethyldopa 250 mg
COMPANYOBS Pharma
TYPETablet
About

About

Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S is used to lower blood pressure in cases of hypertension (high blood pressure) and is most commonly prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers troubled by raised blood pressure levels.By lowering high blood pressure, the physician is able to save their patient from occurrences of strokes, heart attacks,vision impairment and future brain and kidney illnesses.

Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S is to be taken orally (by mouth) in tablet form.The dosage can be altered depending upon the patient’s weight, stage of illness and patient’s response to given treatment. Along with Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S,a change in lifestyle really aids in bringing blood pressure levels to normal. Lifestyle changes such as a diet low in salt and fat, reducing or ceasing cigarette (tobacco) consumption and exercising for 30 minutes each day are beneficial to patients suffering from high blood pressure.

Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S is to be taken regularly, preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose.Patient’s ought to discuss with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from common symptoms of the hypertension;as ceasing the intake of the medicine has reported in cases of rebound hypertension (the re-emergence of high blood pressure),therefore, physicians taper of the product’s dosage before completely stopping it .

While undergoing treatment with Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S, the physician may ask the patient to get certain lab work,such as complete blood report,coomb’s test,liver and kidney function tests done periodically to monitor adverse effects of the drug on the patient's body.

Indications:

Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed to patients suffering through the following illnesses:

  • Hypertension ( High Blood Pressure)
  • Gestational Hypertension (hypertension induced in pregnant women that have completed 20 weeks of pregnancy)
  • Pre-eclampsia (is a pregnancy disorder caused by high blood pressure levels)

How Does Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S Work

Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S causes dilation (widening) of the narrowed blood vessels and thus allows easy passage of blood to the organs and along the blood vessels. This in turn helps the heart pump out blood at normal intervals as opposed to a higher rate

How To Use Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S

Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S is to be taken either orally (by mouth) in tablet form or injected in a patient in liquid form. Typically methyldopa doses commence from 2-4 daily , the dosage can be altered depending upon the patient’s weight,stage of illness and patient’s response to gien treatment. 

Patients are advised to ingest (intake) the drug at the same time each day to help the patient remember to take the dose daily.In case of a missed dosage (patient forgot to intake the medicine at one time and remembered later on) the patient ought to check the time lapsed between the missed and the next dose, if the time for their next dose is near then the patient is advised to just skip one dose and stick to the scheduled dosage timings to prevent overdose.If the time between the missed dose and the following dose is sufficient the patient is advised to intake the missed dose.

In case of overdose,a patient might have trouble with severe drowsiness/dizziness and difficulty breathing or fainting spells in such circumstances the patient ought to be taken to the nearest hospital emergency.

Patient’s ought to discuss with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from common symptoms of the hypertension as ceasing the intake of the medicine has reported in cases of rebound hypertension (the re-emergence of high blood pressure)  therefore physicians taper of the dosage before completely stopping it .

During the course of  the treatment,Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S  might not work to its best efficacy (might not work as well as before) due to drug tolerance that the patient’s body tends to develop for this drug.In such instances , the physician may either alter dose or change the medicine completely to another antihypertensive drug.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

2-4 tablets per day are commonly prescribed to patients,though this might be altered by the doctor after a few weeks depending on the patient’s response to the drug and any side effects felt by the patient because of the drug.

Child Dosage

Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed to individuals aged 18 years and below based on their weight and the severity of their illness.

Elderly Dosage

For patients over the age of 65 years,the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Methyldopa is safe and is commonly prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers although the dosage for each patient will vary depending upon the weight of the patient, the stage of illness and week of pregnancy or lactation and on the patient’s response to the given treatment.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Allergic reaction to Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Moderate to severe Liver impairment
  • Moderate to severe Kidney impairment 
  • Moderate to severe Heart impairment 
  • Alcohol abuse 
  • Patients aged 18 years and younger
  • Anemia
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Pheochromocytoma (a rare tumor of the adrenal glands)
  • Glucose 6- phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S

  • Elderly patients
  • Mild to moderate liver diseases/impairment
  • Mild to moderate kidney diseases/impairment
  • Mild to moderate heart diseases/impairment
  • Recent history of stroke 
  • History of alcohol abuse 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (such as,Isocarboxazid,Selegiline and etc)
  • Iron Supplements (such as Ferrous Sulphate)
  • Lithium (common prescribed for bipolar and depression)
  • Opioids (Commonly given for pain relief)
  • Drugs for Sleep 
  • Anxiety Medication (such as,Alprazolam,Diazepam)
  • NSAIDS (such as,Ibuprofen)
  • Antihistamines (Commonly taken for allergies)
  • MAO inhibitors 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S has certain side effects which include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue 
  • Stomach problems (Nausea/Vomiting)
  • Dry mouth

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Missed/Stopped Periods
  • Fainting
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Mood changes
  • Dark Urine
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin
  • Symptoms of heart failure (shortness of breath,swelling at the ankles)

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches -  in which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Feeling dizzy or weak - if the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Dry Mouth - in case of dry mouth , the patient is advised to have plenty of fluids and do regular mouthwashes.
  • Fatigue - Patients are advised to have a healthy diet with a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables to help reduce fatigue in patients.

FAQ

#1. Can Lifestyle Changes Help Me With My Condition?

Yes. you can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes in order to help with high blood pressure. These include quitting smoking,avoiding alcohol,eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt, and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.

#2. What If I Take Too Much Of Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away.The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#3. Is It Safe To Have Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S Before Undergoing Any Surgical Procedures?

If the surgical procedure involves general anesthesia, the surgeon may ask the patient to stop their intake of the drug for 24 hours as general anesthesia also tends to lower blood pressure levels in a few patients.

#4.How Is Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S Supposed To Be Taken?

Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S is to be ingested orally one to two times daily or as per doctor’s prescription,preferably 4-5 hours before going to sleep fo the night.Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S is to be taken either with or without food,preferably with water to ease the tablet’s passage to the patient’s throat.

#5. How Does Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S Work?

Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S works on preventing Aldosterone,a hormone that stores Sodium along with water.Therefore,by disallowing the actions of Aldosterone,Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S is able to remove excess water from the human body.

#6.Is Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S Safe During Pregnancy ?

Yes,Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S is most commonly prescribed to pregnant women suffering from high blood pressure.

#7.How To Store Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S?

Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#8.Does Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S Cause Addiction?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#9.What Lab Tests Will Be Prescribed While Treatment With Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S And How Often?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep a check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically.It is also advised that patients learn to monitor their own blood pressure levels daily from the comfort of their homes and inform their doctor of any changes seen.

#10. Can I Consume Alcohol With Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S?

Alcohol is also known to lower your blood pressure which if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.

#11.How Long Will I Have To Continue Taking The Medication?

Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S might be advised to be ingested throughout the course of the patient’s pregnancy 

#12.Is Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S Safe To Give To Elderly Patients?

Yes.This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 18 years of age.For eldery patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S.

#13.Can Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S Interfere With Fertility?

There is not evidence to support the above statement.If a patient does become pregnant it is imperative that they inform their doctor immediately as Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S can have fatal effects on the developing fetus.

#14.What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Aldomet 250mg Tablet 10 'S?

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue 
  • Stomach problems (Nausea/Vomiting)
  • Dry mouth

#15. Can I Drive After Taking This  Medication?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.



 

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