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Which is not a Side effect of alpha methyldopa?



A Hemolysis
B Black color tongue

C Cough
D All are the side effect.

Ans. C

Cough

Direct Vaso dilators

Example: Hydralazine, alpha Methyl dopa, Sodium nitroprusside, indapamide

1. Hydralazine:

Uses: Pregnancy with HT

Side effect:SLE like syndrome

2. Alpha methyl dopa

Uses

Pregnancy with HT

Side effects: Coombs positive hemolytic anemia, black tongue

3. Sodium nitroprusside

Uses: Hypertensive emergencies, Malignant hypertension

4. Indapamide

Uses

1. HT with hyperuricemia

2. HT with diabetes

3. HT with CRF

4. Elderly hypertensive

Extra Edge: (Ref. Hari-18th ed., Pg- 2010)

1. Verapamil ordinarily should not be combined with beta blockers because of the combined adverse effects on heart rate and contractility.

2. Diltiazem can be combined with beta blockers in patients with normal ventricular function and no conduction disturbances.

3. Amlodipine and beta blockers have complementary actions on coronary blood supply and myocardial oxygen demands.

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