What is Methyldopa?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Methyldopa is a psychoactive drug used for the management of moderate-to-severe hypertension.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 4 1
High blood pressure (hypertension) 3 0
Systemic lupus erythematosus 2 0
Atrial fibrillation 1 0
Irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia) 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Methyldopa

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Methyldopa

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Methyldopa

Duration

Stopped taking Methyldopa

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Methyldopa after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Felodipine (Plendil) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Methyldopa

Sep 24, 2009 (Started Oct 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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