Captopril Dosing

When treating congestive heart failure with captopril, dosing recommendations typically start at 25 mg three times a day. For controlling high blood pressure, the suggested dosage is 25 mg two or three times a day. The recommended captopril dosing for diabetic nephropathy is 25 mg three times a day. Factors such as age and whether any other medications are being taken can also affect the recommended dosage.

An Introduction to Captopril Dosing

The dose of captopril (Capoten®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • The medical condition you are being treated for
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are currently taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Captopril Dosing for High Blood Pressure

The recommended starting dosage of captopril for most people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is 25 mg, either two or three times a day. Based on the blood pressure response and/or side effects of captopril, the dosage may be increased or decreased. With each change in dosage, it may take several weeks to see the full effects of captopril on lowering blood pressure.
 

Captopril Dosing for Congestive Heart Failure

The recommended starting dosage of captopril for people with congestive heart failure is 25 mg three times a day. Based on the response and/or side effects, the dosage may be increased or decreased. Most people take an average of 50 mg to 100 mg of captopril three times a day.
 

Captopril Dosing for Diabetic Nephropathy

The recommended dose of captopril for diabetic nephropathy is 25 mg three times a day.
 
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