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Methyldopa
Indications
Hypertension
Dose/Application
Starting dose: 250mg BD or TID x 2/7 adjust until the desired effect is achieved. Max. 3g daily. Children 10mg/kg daily in 2-4 doses [max. 65mg/kg or 3g daily whichever is less]. To minimize sedation, start dosage increases in the evening. When methyldopa tablets are added to a thiazide, the dosage of thiazide need not be changed. When methyldopa is given with other antihypertensives apart from thiazides for initial therapy the dosage of methyldopa should not exceed 500mg daily. After withdrawal of methyldopa, hypertension returns after 48 hours.
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Special information
Brands containing this Ingredient
Name Form. Strength Pack Price Insert Manufacturer Distributor
Dawadopa Tablets 250 mg 100 KES320.00
M Dopa Tablets 250 mg 100 KES350.00
Aldomet Tablets 250 mg 30 KES520.00
Aldomet Tablets 500 mg 30 KES925.00
Medopress. tabs 250mg 100 KES600.00
Dopamac Tabs 250mg 100 KES375.00
Medopasel tabs 250mg 100 KES260.00
Biodopa. tabs 250mg 100 KES420.00
Biodopa. tabs 250mg 1000 KES3,300.00
Hydopa. tabs 250mg 100 KES350.00
Hydopa. tabs 250mg 1000 KES2,800.00
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