Alphadopa 500 Tablet

Alphadopa 500 Tablet

Sold: 0

39.33 46.83 Ex GST.

Introduction

Alphadopa 500 Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering the blood pressure helps prevent future heart attack and stroke. This medicine is also used to treat high blood pressure during pregnancy.

Alphadopa 500 Tablet can be taken alone or in combination with other medicines. It can be taken with or without food. You may take it at any time of day but try to take it at the same time each day. You should take this medicine as advised by the doctor and never stop it abruptly without consulting the doctor. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your blood pressure rising up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to reduce your salt intake.

Common side effects of this medicine include headache, weakness, dizziness, and dryness in the mouth. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you.

Before taking this medicine, it is better to let your doctor know if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult a doctor before taking it. You must inform the doctor about all the other medicines that you are taking apart from this medicine.

Uses of Alphadopa Tablet

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Alphadopa Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alphadopa

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache

How to use Alphadopa Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alphadopa 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Alphadopa 500 Tablet with high protein meals such as cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, protein powder, eggs and milk.

How Alphadopa Tablet works

Alphadopa 500 Tablet is an alpha-2 agonist. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Alphadopa 500 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alphadopa 500 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alphadopa 500 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Alphadopa 500 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Alphadopa 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alphadopa 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular blood pressure monitoring is recommended for dose adjustment.

Liver

UNSAFE
Alphadopa 500 Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alphadopa Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alphadopa 500 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.