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  • Aldomet 250mg Tabs 30's

Aldomet 250mg Tabs 30's

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Description
Aldomet contains the active substance called methyldopa. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘antihypertensives’. Methyldopa is changed inside your body to a natural substance that lowers blood pressure. Your doctor has prescribed Aldomet to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
How to use
Always take Aldomet 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 uponyour condition. It is very important to continue taking Aldomet for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Do not take more or less than yourdoctor 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.
Precautions
Do not take Aldomet: 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 mineralsIf you are not sure if any of the above appliesto you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Aldomet. SurgeryIfyou 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 Aldomet tablets. Discuss this with your doctor if you have any questions. Pregnancy and breast-feeding:You should check with your doctor before taking Aldomet 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 Aldomet. If this happens do not drive or use any tools or machines.