I am 45 years old and this was unplanned pregnacny. Is there anything else I can take that is safer?
Pregnancy Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Intravenous form Methyldopate hydrochloride (the ethyl ester of methyldopa)
Pregnancy Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
All the best and take care.-
- Methyldopa Information for Consumers
- Methyldopa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methyldopa (detailed)
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