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Bendroflumethiazide Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 5 mg; 10 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension

Initial dose: 5 to 20 mg orally per day
Maintenance dose: 2.5 to 15 mg orally per day

Usual Adult Dose for Edema

Initial dose: 5 to 20 mg orally once a day or in 2 divided doses.
Maintenance dose: 2.5 to 5 mg orally once a day. Intermittent therapy may be appropriate in certain patients. Electrolyte imbalance may be less likely to occur if given every other day or on a 3 to 5 day per week schedule.

Renal Dose Adjustments

CrCl 25 mL/min or less: Bendroflumethiazide is not recommended in patients with severe renal insufficiency since it is not expected to be filtered into the renal tubule (its site of action) when the glomerular filtration is less than 25 mL/min.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available


Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).


Data not available

Other Comments

Periodic monitoring of electrolytes is recommended, particularly in elderly patients and in patients receiving a high dose.

Further information

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