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Alphamet Methyldopa 250mg Tablets, 10 Tablets

Treatment for High Blood Pressure

Active Ingredients: Methyldopa

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Alphamet Methyldopa 250mg Tablets, 10 Tablets

What Alphamet Methyldopa tablets are and what they are used for?

Alphamet Methyldopa 250mg belongs to a group of medicines called antihypertensives, which lower blood pressure.
Methyldopa tablets are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

You can lower your blood pressure with Aldomet. Methyldopa is changed inside the body to a natural substance, which will help reduce high readings. Your doctor has prescribed Aldomet to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?

High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition that rarely has symptoms until it becomes severe. Untreated high-normal readings increase your risk for heart attacks and strokes–and can cause kidney damage as well!

Click here to learn more about high blood pressure

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What is the price of Alphamet Methyldopa 250mg Tablets in Nigeria

The price of Alphamet Methyldopa 250mg Tablets is N310

Where can you buy Alphamet Methyldopa 250mg Tablets In Nigeria?

You can Buy Alphamet Methyldopa 250mg Tablets at Asset Pharmacy Lagos Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.

 

Brand

Alphamet

Alphamet Methyldopa Tablets

Alphamet Methyldopa tablets is a brand of MethyldopaMethyldopa belongs to a group of medicines called antihypertensives, which lower blood pressure. Methyldopa tablets are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension)Alphamet Methyldopa tablets is available in 2 strenghtsAlphamet 250mg TabletsAlphamet 500mg Tablets

Who is the makers of Alphamet Tablets?

Grace Drugs and Healthcare Ltd1A Ogunlana Drive, SurulereLagosNigeria

How to Use

 How to take Alphamet 250mg Tablets

Always take Alphamet 250mg exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Taking this medicine

You should take this medicine by mouth and exactly as advised by your doctor or pharmacist. The amount you take each day will depend upon your condition. It is very important to continue taking Aldomet for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Do not take more or less than your doctor has prescribed.

The usual doses of Aldomet are:

Adults

  • The usual starting dose for the first two days is 250 mg two or three times a day.
  • Your doctor may then change your dose depending on how you respond.
  • You should not take more than 3000 mg in a day.

The elderly

  • The usual starting dose will not be more than 250 mg each day.
  • Your doctor may then slowly increase the dose.
  • You should not usually take more than 2000 mg in a day.

Children

The doctor will work out the number of tablets. The dose is based on the weight of the child.

  • The usual starting dose is 10 mg for each kg of body-weight each day.
  • This dose is taken in two to four doses during the day.
  • Your doctor may then change the dose, depending on how the child responds.
  • A child will not usually take more than 65 mg for each kg (or 3000 mg a day), whichever is less.

If you take more Alphamet than you should

If you take too many tablets by mistake, contact your doctor immediately or seek medical attention.

If you forget to take Alphamet

  • If you forget to take a dose, just carry on with the next dose as normal.
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you stop taking Alphamet

Do not stop taking Alphamet without talking to your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Product Details

What you need to know before you take Alphamet 250mg Tablets

Do not take Alphamet 250mg tablets if you have:

  • ever had a bad reaction, such as an allergy to methyldopa, or to any of the other ingredients (listed in section 6)
  • ever had liver disease
  • ever had depression
  • high blood pressure due to a tumour near your kidney called ‘phaeochromocytoma’ or ‘paraganglioma’.
  • been taking a type of medicine called a ‘monoamine oxidase inhibitor’ (MAO inhibitor)
  • porphyria (a rare, inherited blood disorder)

Do not take Aldomet if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Aldomet.

Take special care with Alphamet

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Alphamet if you have:

  • a blood disorder called haemolytic anaemia
  • liver problems
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • fever
  • any abnormal movements (involuntary)

Check with your doctor while taking this medicine if you are going to have:

  • dialysis
  • an operation
  • a blood transfusion.

Tests you may have while taking Alphamet

Your doctor may do blood tests to check how your liver is working during the first 6 – 12 weeks. He or she may use similar tests if you have a fever at any time while you are taking Aldomet. Tell your doctor you are taking Aldomet if you have a laboratory test where a urine or blood sample is taken. This is because Aldomet may affect the results of some types of tests.

Rarely, in patients taking Aldomet urine may darken when it is exposed to air after voiding.

If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Aldomet.

Other medicines and Alphamet

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription as some drugs may affect each other’s action. This includes herbal medicines.

Do not take Alphamet if you are taking a type of medicine called a ‘monoamine oxidase inhibitor’ (MAO inhibitor) used to treat depression.

It is particularly important that you tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following before taking Aldomet

  • other medicines for high blood pressure (antihypertensives)
  • lithium – used to treat some types of depression
  • medicines called ‘phenothiazines’ such as chlorpromazine – used for mental illness and sometimes feeling and being sick
  • medicines called ‘tricyclic antidepressants’ – used to treat depression
  • cough and cold remedies that contain a decongestant
  • iron and supplements containing iron, such as multivitamins with minerals

If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Aldomet.

Surgery

If you have to have surgery, including dental, that requires an anaesthetic, you must inform the dentist or hospital that you are taking Aldomet tablets.

Aldomet with alcohol

You are advised not to drink alcohol while taking Alphamet tablets. Discuss this with your doctor if you have any questions.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

You should check with your doctor before taking Alphamet if you are or think you may be pregnant, if you are planning to become pregnant or if you are breast-feeding.

Driving and using machines

You may feel drowsy or light-headed while taking Alphamet. If this happens do not drive or use any tools or machines.

How to store Alphamet 250mg tablets

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Do not use the medicine past the expiry date which is stated on the side of the carton after ‘Exp’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Do not store above 25°C.

Blisters: Store in the original package in order to protect from light.

Bottles: Keep the container tightly closed in order to protect from light.

Side Effects

Possible side effects of Alphamet 250mg

Like all medicines, Aldomet can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Contact your doctor IMMEDIATELY if you have any of the following side effects as they are serious and require medical attention:

  • an allergic reaction – symptoms such as shortness of breath, skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of your lips, face or tongue, chills or
  • fever or painful joints
  • chest pain, slow heart rate, existing angina made worse, problems with the electrical current in the heart (AV block)
  • severe skin reactions (such as painful reddening, followed by blistering and peeling of layers of skin)
  • liver problems, including jaundice and hepatitis – signs include yellowing of your skin and eyes, sometimes with a fever, pale stools and dark urine
  • pain in the gut and diarrhoea caused by inflammation of the bowel (colitis)
  • severe pain in the gut and back caused by inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).

The following reactions have also been reported:

Blood:

  • reduction in red blood cells (anaemia) – this can make your skin pale and make you weak or breathless
  • abnormal blood test causing symptoms such as pale skin, tiredness, fever and sore throat
  • bruising and prolonged bleeding after injury
  • your medicine may alter the numbers and types of your blood cells and cause a rise in urea in the blood

Nervous system:

  • feeling sleepy or tired – this may happen at the start of treatment or when the dose is increased, and usually goes away
  • headache or feeling weak – this may happen at the start of treatment and usually goes away
  • pins and needles
  • being unable to move part of your face (paralysis)
  • having movements you cannot control
  • Parkinsonism – with symptoms such as tremor, a decrease in body movements with an inability to move your muscles
  • confusion
  • frequent dizziness or fainting
  • dizziness due to low blood pressure and light-headedness (particularly when standing up quickly)

Nose and chest:

  • nasal stuffiness

Stomach and gut:

  • feeling sick
  • being sick
  • abdominal pain
  • feeling bloated
  • constipation
  • excess wind
  • diarrhoea
  • dry mouth
  • sore or black tongue

Skin and hair:

  • skin rash or peeling skin

Joints and muscles:

  • painful and/or swollen joints
  • muscle pains

Infections:

  • swelling of salivary glands

General:

  • water retention causing swelling and weight gain
  • fever

Sexual:

  • breast enlargement
  • breast development in men
  • loss of periods in women
  • abnormal production of milk
  • changes in sexual function such as impotence and not being able to ejaculate
  • decreased sex drive

Psychiatric:

  • mental changes, including nightmares or depression
  • delusions and paranoia – which will stop when you stop taking this medicine

Laboratory tests:

  • Your doctor may need to carry out simple blood tests during the first few months of therapy with Aldomet. Results could show:
    • a decrease in blood cell production
    • an increase in some white blood cells
    • abnormal levels of prolactin

Aldomet may also interfere with the interpretation of certain blood and urine tests.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Ingredients

What Alphamet 250mg tablets contains

Active substances

The active ingredient in Alphamet tablets is methyldopa. containing methyldopa equivalent to either 250 mg anhydrous methyldopa

Other ingredients

Cellulose powder, anhydrous citric acid, colloidal anhydrous silica, ethylcellulose, guar gum, magnesium stearate, sodium calcium edetate, hypromellose, propylene glycol, quinoline yellow aluminium lake E104, red iron oxide E172, talc, titanium dioxide, citric acid monohydrate.

 

Patient Information Leaflet

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Prescription Product

This product requires a prescription from your Doctor.

Please follow the instruction received from the pharmacy on how to forward your prescription to the pharmacy after you have paid for the medicine.

A prescription drug is a pharmaceutical medication that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
To order this product you confirm that you are under the care of your doctor or consultant and have been given permission by them for purchase, fulfillment & use in treatment with their written consent

Delivery

Delievry time are estimates. Can vary due to the time of day you order.

Delivery time estimate are subject to the courier company.

Shipping to Lagos cost starts from N1850 Next day delivery

Shipping to Rest Of Nigeria – 2-3 days cost starts from N2000

Shipping to Rest of Africa –  5-7 working days Cost starts from N12000

Shipping to Europe 7 – 14 working days Cost srats from N18000

Shipping to Rest of the world – 7 – 14 days Cost starts from N18000

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