This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes heart attacks and kidney problems. Methyldopa works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
Dizziness lightheadedness drowsiness headache stuffy nose and weakness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects including: fainting muscle