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What is the proper dosage of fosinopril?

Adult dosages of fosinopril depend on why you are taking it. Here are some guidelines for specific conditions:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure). The initial dose is 10 milligrams (mg.) taken orally (by mouth) once a day. The maintenance dose is 20 to 40 mg. orally once a day. The maximum is 80 mg. per day.
  • Left ventricular dysfunction (problems with how the heart pumps blood). The initial dose is 10 mg. orally once a day. The maintenance dose is 20 to 40 mg. orally once a day. This dosage may be increased to 80 mg. once a day maximum.
  • Diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease caused by diabetes). The initial dose is 10 mg. orally once a day.

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