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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!
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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.
Alphamet Methyldopa TabletsAlphamet 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:
- 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 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.
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.
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)
- any abnormal movements (involuntary)
Check with your doctor while taking this medicine if you are going to have:
- 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.
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.
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- excess wind
- dry mouth
- sore or black tongue
Skin and hair:
- skin rash or peeling skin
Joints and muscles:
- painful and/or swollen joints
- muscle pains
- swelling of salivary glands
- water retention causing swelling and weight gain
- 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
- mental changes, including nightmares or depression
- delusions and paranoia – which will stop when you stop taking this medicine
- 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.
What Alphamet 250mg tablets contains
The active ingredient in Alphamet tablets is methyldopa. containing methyldopa equivalent to either 250 mg anhydrous methyldopa
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
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
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