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Entresto Dosage

Generic name: SACUBITRIL 24mg, VALSARTAN 26mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated

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2.1     Dosing

ENTRESTO is contraindicated with concomitant use of an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. If switching from an ACE inhibitor to ENTRESTO allow a washout period of 36 hours between administration of the two drugs [see Contraindications (4) and Drug Interactions (7.1)].

The recommended starting dose of ENTRESTO is 49/51 mg twice-daily.

Double the dose of ENTRESTO after 2 to 4 weeks to the target maintenance dose of 97/103 mg twice daily, as tolerated by the patient.

2.2     Dose Adjustment for Patients Not Taking an ACE inhibitor or ARB or Previously Taking Low Doses of These Agents

A starting dose of 24/26 mg twice-daily is recommended for patients not currently taking an ACE inhibitor or an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) and for patients previously taking low doses of these agents. Double the dose of ENTRESTO every 2 to 4 weeks to the target maintenance dose of 97/103 mg twice daily, as tolerated by the patient.

2.3     Dose Adjustment for Severe Renal Impairment

A starting dose of 24/26 mg twice-daily is recommended for patients with severe renal impairment (eGFR <30 mL/min/1.73 m2). Double the dose of ENTRESTO every 2 to 4 weeks to the target maintenance dose of 97/103 mg twice daily, as tolerated by the patient.

No starting dose adjustment is needed for mild or moderate renal impairment.

2.4     Dose Adjustment for Hepatic Impairment

A starting dose of 24/26 mg twice-daily is recommended for patients with moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh B classification). Double the dose of ENTRESTO every 2 to 4 weeks to the target maintenance dose of 97/103 mg twice daily, as tolerated by the patient.

No starting dose adjustment is needed for mild hepatic impairment.

Use in patients with severe hepatic impairment is not recommended.

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