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Aldomet is a prescription hypertension medication. It works by reducing the concentration of neurotransmitters in the brain to lower blood pressure and reduce risk of hypertension complications like heart problems, stroke, kidney damage, and vision loss. The most serious risk of hypertension is atherosclerosis, which is detected through plaque build-up and narrowing arteries. This leads to reduction of blood flow to organs and other parts of the body. Aldomet takes effect within 4-6 hours and is best taken in the evening as it can be sedating for some people.
You can buy Aldomet with a doctor’s prescription at your local pharmacy, but a better price for Aldomet medication may be available when your order medication online from Canada Pharmacy.
Take 50 mg Aldomet 2 or 3 times a day in the first 48 hours as indicated in your prescription.
Dosage may be increased or decreased based on your physician’s directions, but intervals should be no less than 48 hours (2 days).
The active ingredient in Aldomet is Methyldopa.
Methyldopa may cause anemia (low number of red blood cells) and blood tests may be required before beginning on Aldomet. Periodic blood tests may also be required when you begin treatment as well. Stop using Aldomet if hemolytic anemia occurs during treatment.
Aldomet may not be suitable for patients who have a history of liver disease and should be avoided in patients with active liver disease including acute hepatitis and active cirrhosis. Do not use Aldomet is you are undergoing kidney dialysis.
Aldomet may not be suitable for patients with a history of heart failure.
This medication may cause Edema (water retention causing leg swelling) or weight gain in some patients.
Aldomet medication may not be suitable for patients with cerebrovascular disease.
Use of Aldomet may lead to gauging and reducing the dosage of anesthetics required during surgical procedures because of the risk of hypotension (low blood pressure).
There are drug interaction risks between Aldomet and certain other Rx medications or health supplements. These Rx medication interactions include monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) drugs like; isocarboxazid (Marplan) / phenelzine (Nardil) / tranylcypromine (Parnate) / selegiline (Ensam, Elderpryl, Zelapar) / rasagiline (Azilect) / iron supplements like ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate.
It is important to advise your doctor of any medication you are currently taking, before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Aldomet.
Aldomet side effects are uncommon, but some people may experience drowsiness, weakness, or a persisting headache. If any of these Aldomet side effects are severe or your headaches continue, then you should discontinue use and discuss other hypertension treatment options with your doctor.