What is methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide?

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Methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide is a drug containing both a diuretic (water pill) and an blood pressure-lowering medication. It is used to treat high blood pressure. Methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide works by eliminating excess water from the body, while also relaxing constricted blood vessels. This allows blood to flow more freely and lowers blood pressure. Methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide is a tablet that is taken orally. Methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide is a generic medication.