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What are the side effects of methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide?

Methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide can cause a variety of side effects. Stop taking methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide and seek emergency medical treatment if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction such as hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of the tongue, face, or throat.

Call your doctor right away if you experience other serious side effects, such as: severe stomach pain or loss of appetite, dry mouth or thirst, yellow eyes or skin, severe lightheadedness, dizzy feelings, fainting, skin rash, slow heart beat, fluid retention or weight gain, muscle pain or spasm, decreased urination, chest pain, or weakness.

Call your doctor only if the following side effects are bothersome or persistent: blurry vision; diarrhea or constipation; lightheadedness, dizziness, or drowsy feelings; fatigue or weakness; dry mouth; gas; headache; or unusual sensations on the skin. Talk to your doctor about any side effects that you find unusual.

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