Methyl dopa is an old medication with a long record of experience in pregnancy. It is very safe. On the other hand, it is not as potent as more modern drugs. Most of the drugs now used in nonpregnant women were not available when methyl dopa was initially used. Outside pregnancy, methyl dopa is rarely used.
If your BP is controlled on methyl dopa and you do not have side effects, there is not a problem. If BP is not controlled, there are many other safe alternatives.
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