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Candesartan Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 17, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 4 mg; 8 mg; 16 mg; 32 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension

Initial dose: 16 mg orally once a day
Maintenance dose: 8 to 32 mg/day orally in 1 to 2 divided doses
Maximum dose: 32 mg/day

Comments:

Usual Adult Dose for Congestive Heart Failure

Initial dose: 4 mg orally once a day; double dose every 2 weeks, as tolerated, to target dose of 32 mg orally once a day

Use: Treatment of New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II through IV heart failure

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hypertension

1 TO LESS THAN 6 YEARS:
Initial dose: 0.2 mg/kg/day orally in 1 to 2 divided doses
Maintenance dose: 0.05 to 0.4 mg/kg/day orally in 1 to 2 divided doses

6 TO LESS THAN 17 YEARS:
Less than 50 kg:

Greater than 50 kg:

Comments:

Renal Dose Adjustments

Adult: No adjustment recommended

Pediatric:

Liver Dose Adjustments

Adult:


Pediatric: Data not available

Precautions

US BOXED WARNING:


Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 1 year; the manufacturer makes no recommendation for patients 17 to less than 18 years old.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Storage requirements:


Reconstitution/preparation techniques:

Monitoring:

Patient advice:

Further information

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