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Benazepril Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 16, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 5 mg; 10 mg; 20 mg; 40 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension

Initial dose: With a diuretic: 5 mg orally once a day; without a diuretic: 10 mg orally once a day
Maintenance dose: 20 to 40 mg/day orally as a single dose or in two equally divided doses
Maximum dose: 80 mg/day


Usual Pediatric Dose for Hypertension

Initial dose: 0.2 mg/kg orally once a day as monotherapy
Maximum dose: 0.6 mg/kg; 40 mg/day


Renal Dose Adjustments

Mild to moderate renal dysfunction (CrCl 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 or greater): No adjustment recommended

Severe renal dysfunction (CrCl less than 30 mL/min/1.73 m2):

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available



Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 6 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


Data not available

Other Comments

Reconstitution/preparation techniques: Prepare a suspension for pediatric patients who cannot swallow tablets or for whom the calculated dosage does not correspond to available tablet strengths; manufacturer product information should be consulted.

General: This drug undergoes substantial renal excretion; elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function and care should be taken in dose selection.


Patient advice:

Further information

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