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What is Aldomet?

Aldomet is no longer available in the United States.

Aldomet is a prescription medication that's used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Aldomet may be used by itself or with other blood pressure medications. Aldomet contains a drug called methyldopa that works by blocking certain chemicals in the body that raise blood pressure. Aldomet comes as a tablet that's taken by mouth, usually two to four times a day or as directed by your doctor. Your doctor will determine the correct dosage for you; people will usually start at a low dose that's gradually increased over several weeks. Because Aldomet is only effective when taken regularly, it's important that you take it exactly as your doctor prescribes. Talk to your doctor to determine whether Aldomet is right for you.

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