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   Accupril Dosage: How much is too much? 

Accupril dosage for various conditions:

accupril dosages 20 mgAccupril dosage for High Blood Pressure: 

The usual starting Accupril dosage is 10mg or 20 mg usually taken once a day.  If you happen to be taking a diuretic or have trouble with your kidneys your starting Accupril dosage should probably be lower.  Your doctor will monitor how your blood pressure responds and may eventually increase your Accupril dosage to 80 mg a day, which may be in one dose or divided between two doses. 

Accupril dosage for congestive heart failure:

For congestive heart failure, the usual starting Accupril dosage is 5 mg taken twice a day.  Your doctor may then begin to increase your Accupril dosage from week to week and possibly to as much as 20mg to 40 mg per day divided into two equal doses.  If you have problems with your kidneys, your Accupril dosage may actually be lowered. 

Accupril overdosage: 

Any medication taken in excess of the recommended amount may have serious consequences.  If you believe you may have had an overdosage of this high blood pressure medication you should contact your doctor or seek emergency medical treatment immediately. 

A sudden severe drop in blood pressure is the usual sign of an Accupril overdosage.

Adapted from The PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs

 

Additional Information and webpage by Paul Susic MA Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate                                      

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