Adverse Effects

The most commonly encountered side effects of a-methyldopa are sedation and drowsiness. These CNS effects are probably the result of reductions in brain cat-echolamine levels. Other side effects, also typical of sympathetic depression, are dry mouth, nasal congestion, orthostatic hypertension, and impotence.

Autoimmune reactions associated with a-methyl-dopa treatment include thrombocytopenia and leukopenia. Since a few cases of an a-methyldopa-induced hepatitis have occurred, the drug is contraindicated in patients with active hepatic disease. Flulike symptoms also are known to occur.

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

This guide will help millions of people understand this condition so that they can take control of their lives and make informed decisions. The ebook covers information on a vast number of different types of neuropathy. In addition, it will be a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment