Cardiodopa is an oral medication prescribed for people with hypertension. Cardiodopa tablets contain 250 mg or 500 mg of Cardiodopa which lower arterial pressure. The antihypertensive effect is felt from four to six hours after intake. Contraindications include liver diseases and monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors therapy. It is possible to feel headache, weakness, and drowsiness during the initial or transition phase of the therapy. Some of the adverse reactions include cardiovascular complications, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, hemolytic anemia, liver diseases, and Bell’s palsy.

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