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Understanding How Moexipril Works and Specific Uses

How Does Moexipril Work?

Moexipril works by reducing the activity of an enzyme in the body called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). Angiotensin-converting enzyme helps create a hormone in the body that constricts (narrows) blood vessels, increasing blood pressure. By slowing down ACE activity, less of the blood vessel-narrowing hormones are made, blood vessels relax, and blood pressure lowers.

Can Children Use It?

This medication is not approved for use in children (usually defined as people younger than 18 years of age). The safety and effectiveness of moexipril has not been studied in this age group.

Can Older Adults Use It?

Yes, older adults can, and often do, use moexipril. However, older adults may be started on lower doses than younger people, as they may be more sensitive to the effects of the medication.

Is Moexipril Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend moexipril for something other than high blood pressure. This is called an "off-label" use. For example, moexipril may be used off-label to treat:
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