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A drug, C10H13NO4, used to treat hypertension.


(Pharmacology) a drug used to treat hypertension. Formula: C10H13NO4
[C20: from methyl + d(ihydr)o(xy)p(henyl)a(lanine)]


(ˌmɛθ əlˈdoʊ pə)

a white powder, C10H13NO4, used in the treatment of hypertension.
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Noun1.methyldopa - antihypertensive drug (trade name Aldomet) used in the treatment of high blood pressuremethyldopa - antihypertensive drug (trade name Aldomet) used in the treatment of high blood pressure
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure


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The drug, methyldopa, has been used for over 50 years to treat high blood pressure in pregnant women and children.
US-based autoimmune disease therapies developer ImmunoMolecular Therapeutics (IM Therapeutics) has been issued US Patent 9,629,848 covering the use of methyldopa (MDOPA) and other small molecular entities in immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes and US Patent 9,820,957 covering the use of the D enantiomer of methyldopa (D-MDOPA) for T1D and celiac disease, the company said.
Tenders are invited for Tab Methyldopa Aldomet 250 Mg/500 Mg
During the discussion it was pointed out that for treating hypertension during pregnancy, Methyldopa is the ideal drug which is safe and effective.
2%) had gestational hypertension, well controlled on methyldopa.
In addition, drug administration has been associated with cartilage pigmentation, as longterm use of levodopa and methyldopa can cause exogenous ochronosis [5, 6].
Blood pressure should be controlled, if necessary, using safe drugs such as methyldopa, labetalol, diltiazem, clonidine and prazosin.
Catecholamine-depleting agents, such as reserpine, methyldopa, consumed dopamine.
Methyldopa is the first-line agent of choice to treat hypertension in pregnancy and has a well-documented safety profile, [33,34] while the calcium channel blocker, nifedipine, [35] and the selective [[alpha].
Compounding the problem is that medications that treat hypertension can contribute to ED, particularly diuretics--including spironolactone and thiazides (such as chlorthalidone and hydrochlorothiazide)--beta blockers (such as atenolol, metoprolol and propranolol), clonidine, hydralazine, and methyldopa.