Methyldopa Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Head Pain

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Altered Mental Status
  • Fever Caused By Administration Of A Drug

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Blood Pressure Drop Upon Standing
  • Diarrhea
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Inability To Have An Erection
  • Sexual Problems
  • Stuffy Nose

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Blockage Of Normal Bile Flow
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased White Blood Cells
  • Destruction Of Red Blood Cells By Body's Own Antibodies
  • Hepatitis Caused By Drugs
  • Inflammation Of The Large Intestine
  • Inflammation Of The Middle Tissue Heart Muscle
  • Liver Damage
  • Low Level Of Granulocytes In The Blood
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Increased Prolactin In The Blood
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Throwing Up

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