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ALDOMET* (Methyldopa) is an antihypertensive drug.
Methyldopa, the L-isomer of alpha-methyldopa, is levo-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-2-methylalanine. Its empirical formula is C10H13NO4, with a molecular weight of 211.22, and its structural formula is:
Methyldopa is a white to yellowish white, odorless fine powder, and is soluble in water.
ALDOMET (methyldopa) is supplied as tablets, for oral use, in three strengths: 125 mg, 250 mg, or 500 mg of methyldopa per tablet. Inactive ingredients in the tablets are: calcium disodium edetate, cellulose, citric acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C Yellow 10, ethylcellulose, guar gum, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxide, magnesium stearate, propylene glycol, talc, and titanium dioxide.
*Registered trademark of MERCK & CO., Inc., COPYRIGHT © MERCK & CO., Inc., 1985 All rights reserved
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/31/2005
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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