What you need to know before you take Aldomet
Do not take Aldomet if you have:
ever had a bad reaction, such as an allergy to methyldopa, or to any of the other ingredients (listed in section 6)
ever had liver disease
ever had depression
high blood pressure due to a tumour near your kidney called ‘phaeochromocytoma’ or ‘paraganglioma’.
been taking a type of medicine called a ‘monoamine oxidase inhibitor’ (MAO inhibitor)
porphyria (a rare, inherited blood disorder)
Do not take Aldomet if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Aldomet.
Take special care with Aldomet
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Aldomet if you have:
a blood disorder called haemolytic anaemia
jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
any abnormal movements (involuntary)
Check with your doctor while taking this medicine if you are going to have:
a blood transfusion