Methyldopa lowers blood pressure by decreasing the levels of certain chemicals in your blood. This allows your blood vessels (veins and arteries) to relax (widen) and your heart to beat more slowly and easily. Methyldopa is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Methyldopa may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Methyldopa is a medicine that is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. This medicine can be use alone or with other high blood pressure medication, depending on the instructions that your doctor gives to you. This medicine works by relaxing and dilating blood vessels, thus reducing the blood pressure.