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Clinical Effects

Clinical studies have shown that moexipril lowers blood pressure in people with hypertension more than a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). In these studies, systolic blood pressure (the top number of blood pressure readings) decreased by 4 to 11 mmHg more in people given moexipril compared to those given a placebo. Diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) decreased by 3 to 6 mmHg more in the moexipril group. Higher moexipril doses tended to cause greater reductions in blood pressure.

When and How to Take Moexipril

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with moexipril include the following:
  • Moexipril comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once or twice daily.
  • Try to take your dose at the same time each day to keep an even level of the medication in your blood.
  • Moexipril tablets should be taken on an empty stomach, about one hour before a meal.
  • For this medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of moexipril your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your blood pressure
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Moexipril Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions With Moexipril

This product may react with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Moexipril).
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