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Side Effects

List methyldopa side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with methyldopa:

Common side effects of methyldopa:

  • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsSevere
  • DrowsinessLess Severe
  • Dry MouthLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of methyldopa:

  • Fever caused by Administration of a DrugSevere
  • Mental ImpairmentSevere
  • Altered Interest in Having Sexual IntercourseLess Severe
  • Blood Pressure Drop Upon StandingLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Inability to have an ErectionLess Severe
  • Sexual ProblemsLess Severe
  • Stuffy NoseLess Severe

Rare side effects of methyldopa:

  • Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
  • Blockage of Normal Bile FlowSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
  • Destruction of Red Blood Cells by Body's Own AntibodiesSevere
  • Hepatitis caused by DrugsSevere
  • Inflammation of the Large IntestineSevere
  • Inflammation of the Middle Tissue Heart MuscleSevere
  • Liver DamageSevere
  • Low Level of Granulocytes in the BloodSevere
  • Systemic Lupus ErythematosusSevere
  • Increased Levels of Prolactin in the BloodLess Severe
  • Numbness and TinglingLess Severe
  • Sinus BradycardiaLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe

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