This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.
Severe. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects and are usually not taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Medicines that inhibit monoamine oxidase (MAOI's) may prevent your methyldopa from working.
What might happen:
Your blood pressure may increase and you may experience hallucinations.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know right away that you are taking these medicines together. If your doctor decides that this is best therapy for you, you may need to check your blood pressure more often. Let your doctor know if it is high or higher than normal for you or if you develop hallucinations.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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