Accupril Dosage: How much is too much?
Accupril dosage for various conditions:
Accupril 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:
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.
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.
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