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What is methyldopa?

Methyldopa is an antihypertensive prescription drug used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Methyldopa controls impulses on specific nerve pathways, which relaxes the blood vessels and allows them to dilate, or widen. This decreases blood pressure because blood is allowed to flow more easily through the blood vessels when they are less constricted. Methyldopa is taken in tablet form.

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