"She [Melinda] was on a very old fashioned blood pressure medication called Aldomet
. So, she was moved to labetalol, which is the current practice in terms of management of blood pressure problems in pregnancy," Dr.
Wash out period: At the end of the 8-week training period, all subjects were asked to stop methyldopa (Aldomet
) and were placed on placebo tablets for one week as in the pretest procedure.
) also "is reasonably good for pregnancy," although its safety might be questionable because it hasn't been widely used.
Common medications that may cause drug-induced lupus include hydralazine (Apresoline), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), methyldopa (Aldomet
), quinidine (Quinaglute), isoniazid (INH), and some anti-seizure medications such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or carbamazepine (Tegretol).
Brown: fava beans or rhubarb; sorbitol; senna (a laxative); and such drugs as Aralen, Robaxin, Aldomet
, Flagyl, and Macrobid.
Antihypertensives (with central nervous system effects) -- Aldomet
, Wytensin, Tenex, Catapres, Ismelin, Hylorel, reserpine, Inderal, Corgard, Tenormin, Blocadren, Lopressor, Visken, Normodyne/Trandate, Sectral, Levatol, Cartol, Isoptin/Calan/Verelan, Kerlone
Those products, and their Merck counterparts, are: methyldopa (Aldomet
), methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide (Aldoril), timolol maleate (Blocadren), chlorothiazide (Diuril), and amiloride HC1 and hydrochlorothiazide (Moduretic), all for treating high blood pressure; sulindac (Clinoril) and indomethacin (Indocin), both for treating arthritis; and cyclobenzaprine HC1 (Flexeril), for treating muscle spasms.
Alpha methyidopa (Aldomet
) may produce a greater drop in blood pressure when you're in an upright position (standing or walking) and may cause a feeling of weakness or faintness if the pressure has been lowered too far.
Your physician may prescribe a medication that improves blood circulation such as Procardia, Aldomet