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Amlodipine / Olmesartan Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 5 mg-20 mg10 mg-20 mg5 mg-40 mg10 mg-40 mg

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension

Initial dose: Amlodipine 5 mg-Olmesartan 20 mg orally once a day; may increase dose after 1 to 2 weeks of therapy.

Maximum dose: Amlodipine 10 mg-Olmesartan 40 mg orally once a day

Uses:
-Substitution therapy for patients maintained on the individual components separately or for patients not adequately controlled with one of the components or a component within the same antihypertensive class.
-Initial therapy in patients who are likely to need more than 1 antihypertensive agent to control blood pressure.

Renal Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended

Liver Dose Adjustments

Initial therapy not recommended

Precautions

US BOXED WARNING:
-FETAL TOXICITY: If pregnancy is detected, discontinue this drug as soon as possible. Drugs that act directly on the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) can cause injury and death to the developing fetus.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Monitoring: Monitor serum potassium and creatinine periodically in patients with impaired renal function.

Patient advice: Females of childbearing age should be informed of the consequences of exposure to this drug during pregnancy; ask these patients to report pregnancies as soon as possible.

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