Imidapril is indicated for the treatment of essential hypertension in adults.
For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:
5 - 20 mg
From 5 To 20 mg once every day
Treatment should be initiated with 5 mg once a day.
If optimum control of blood pressure has not been achieved after at least 3 weeks of treatment, the daily dose should be increased to 10 mg, which has been determined to be the most effective daily dose.
However, in a small number of patients it might be necessary to increase the daily dose to 20 mg (recommended maximum dose) or preferably, to consider combination therapy with a diuretic.
It has not been assessed whether hypertensive patients would benefit from a combination of imidapril with other antihypertensive therapies.
It is recommended that the tablets be taken at about the same time of day about 15 minutes before meals, conditions under which efficacy has been demonstrated.