When starting moexipril, you will likely be given a low dosage, such as 7.5 mg a day. If the starting dosage isn't enough to control your blood pressure, your healthcare provider may prescribe a higher amount. Special dosing instructions apply to people who are taking a diuretic, as well as people with kidney disease. Moexipril is typically taken once or twice a day.
An Introduction to Dosing With MoexiprilThe dose of moexipril hydrochloride (Univasc®) 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 dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Moexipril Dosage for High Blood PressureThe usual dose of moexipril for most people when starting treatment for high blood pressure is 7.5 mg once daily. Your healthcare may increase your dose, if necessary, based on blood pressure response. The usual recommended range is between 7.5 mg and 30 mg a day. Doses greater than 60 mg a day were not studied in clinical trials.
People who are taking a diuretic will usually either be told to stop the diuretic for two to three days before starting moexipril or started on moexipril at a dose of 3.75 mg and continue the diuretic. Your healthcare provider will choose the best option for your particular situation.
The usual moexipril dosage for people with kidney disease when starting treatment for high blood pressure is 3.75 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider may increase this amount, based on blood pressure response, to a maximum of 15 mg a day.
Moexipril is normally given once a day in the beginning of treatment. However, if once-daily dosing does not control blood pressure over the entire course of the day, the medication may be given twice daily.