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Prinivil Dosing for Heart Failure

The recommended starting dose of Prinivil for people with heart failure is 5 mg, taken once a day. Prinivil has been approved as an add-on therapy to diuretics and digoxin (Digitek®, Lanoxin®) or digitoxin and should, therefore, be monitored when starting initial treatment.
 
After two weeks, if you have not reached your goals with regards to your condition, your healthcare provider may increase your dosing by 10 mg. The Prinivil dose can also be decreased if side effects occur.
 
If you have both heart failure and kidney disease, your healthcare provider may choose to start you on a lower dose of Prinivil, such as 2.5 mg, taken once a day.
 

Prinivil Dosing After a Heart Attack

If you have had a heart attack and are stable within 24 hours, Prinivil may be used to improve your chances of survival. The recommended starting dose is 5 mg, followed up in 24 hours with another 5 mg, and then 10 mg at 48 hours. Prinivil 10 mg may then be continued for six weeks.
 
If you have kidney disease and are taking Prinivil for an acute heart attack, your healthcare provider may choose to proceed with caution. If you have heart failure and kidney disease, your healthcare provider may choose to start you on a lower dose of Prinivil, such as 2.5 mg, taken once a day.
 

Prinivil Dosing for Children

The recommended starting dose of Prinivil for children ages 6 and older is 0.07 mg/kg once daily (up to 5 mg total).
 

Final Thoughts on Prinivil Dosing

If you are unsure about anything related to Prinivil or Prinivil dosing, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Prinivil without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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