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What should I avoid while taking methyldopa?

Because methyldopa may cause drowsiness or dizziness, avoid driving or doing other dangerous tasks until you know how you will react to methyldopa. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking methyldopa because this may increase the drowsiness. Do not take monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or other blood pressure medicines while taking methyldopa without first talking to your doctor because they may increase the side effects or decrease its effectiveness.

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