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Fosinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide Dosing

The recommended starting dose of fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide varies from fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide 10 mg/12.5 mg to fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide 20 mg/12.5 mg once a day. It may take several weeks to see the full effects of the medication on lowering blood pressure, at which time your healthcare provider may increase or decrease your fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide dosing based on how you respond to the medication.

Fosinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of fosinopril sodium-hydrochlorothiazide (Monopril®-HCT) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Fosinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide Dosing for High Blood Pressure

The recommended dosage of fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide for people with high blood pressure (hypertension) will vary between fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide 10 mg/12.5 mg and fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide 20 mg/12.5 mg once a day. Based on the initial blood pressure response and/or fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide side effects, the dosage may be increased or decreased. With each change in dosage, it may take several weeks to see the full effects of fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide on lowering blood pressure.
 

General Fosinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide include:
 
  • Your fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide dosage should be taken by mouth with a glass of water.
     
  • It is best to take fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide on an empty stomach at least one hour before a meal. However, it may be taken with food if it upsets your stomach.
      
  • Make sure to take fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the medication in your blood.
     
  • For fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide will not work if you take it in a different way than your healthcare provider has prescribed.
     
  • If you do not take your fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide or your fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking fosinopril-hydrochlorothiazide without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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Fosinopril Sodium-Hydrochlorothiazide

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