Continuing Education Activity
Methyldopa is a medication used in the management and treatment of hypertension. It is in the centrally acting anti-hypertensive class of drugs. This activity reviews the indications, actions, and contraindications for methyldopa as a valuable agent in the management of hypertension. This activity will highlight the mechanism of action, adverse event profile, and other key factors (e.g., off-label uses, dosing, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, monitoring, relevant interactions) pertinent for members of the inter-professional team in the management of patients with hypertension and related conditions.
- Identify the mechanism of action of methyldopa.
- Describe the adverse effects of methyldopa.
- Review the appropriate monitoring for toxicity of methyldopa.
- Outline inter-professional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance methyldopa and improve outcomes.