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Interaction between Levodopa and Methyldopa

Br Med J 1973; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5858.90 (Published 14 April 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;2:90
  1. F. B. Gibberd,
  2. Elizabeth Small

    Abstract

    The interaction between methyldopa and levodopa was studied in 18 patients with Parkinsonism. Together they produced a fall in blood pressure in doses which when given alone had no effect or only a slight hypotensive effect. Severe hypotension never occurred. It is reasonable to give methyldopa to hypertensive patients on levodopa but the regimen should be initiated in hospital.