Essential hypertension, used alone.

10 mg once daily. Adjust dosage depending on response (range: 20-40 mg/day given as a single dose). Doses greater than 80 mg/day do not give a greater effect.

Essential hypertension in combination with a diuretic. Initial: 5 mg. The BP-lowering effects of the combination are additive. Dosage should be reduced in clients with renal impairment. CHF.

Initial: 5 mg once daily (2.5 mg/day in clients with hyponatremia) in combination with diuretics and digitalis. Dosage range: 5-20 mg/day as a single dose.

Acute MI. First dose: 5 mg; then, 5 mg after 24 hr, 10 mg after 48 hr, and then 10 mg daily. Continue dosing for 6 weeks. In clients with a systolic pressure less than 120 mm Hg when treatment is started or within 3 days after the in-farct should be given 2.5 mg. If hypotension occurs (systolic BP less than 100 mm Hg), the dose may be temporarily reduced to 2.5 mg. If prolonged hypotension occurs, the drug should be withdrawn.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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