Drug Information for Enalapril Maleate Tablets, USP (Sandoz Inc.): Dosage Adjustment in Hypertensive Patients with Renal Impairment

  • The usual dose of enalapril maleate tablets is recommended for patients with a creatinine clearance >30 mL/min (serum creatinine of up to approximately 3 mg/dL). For patients with creatinine clearance ²30 mL/min (serum creatinine ³3n mg/dL), the first dose is 2.5 mg once daily. The dosage may be titrated upward until blood pressure is controlled or to a maximum of 40 mg daily.

    Renal Status



    Initial Dose

    Normal Renal Function>80 mL/min5 mg
    Mild Impairment ≤80>30 mL/min5 mg
    Moderate to Severe Impairment ≤30 mL/min2.5 mg
    Dialysis Patient (1)----2.5 mg on
    Dialysis day (2)

    (1) See WARNINGS, Anaphylactoid reactions during membrane exposure

    (2) Dosage on nondialysis days should be adjusted depending on the blood pressure response.

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