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Hydrochlorothiazide / Irbesartan Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 12.5 mg-150 mg ; 12.5 mg-300 mg ; 25 mg-300 mg

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension

Initial therapy: Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg-Irbesartan 150 mg orally once a day; may increase after 1 to 2 weeks.

Add-on/Replacement therapy: Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 to 25 mg-Irbesartan 150 to 300 mg orally once a day

Maximum dose: Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg-Irbesartan 300 mg orally once a day

Comments:
-The recommended doses in order of increasing mean effect are (hydrochlorothiazide-irbesartan): 12.5 mg-150 mg, 12.5 mg-300 mg, 25 mg-300 mg; the largest incremental effect will likely be from monotherapy to 12.5 mg-150 mg.
-Maximum antihypertensive effect is attained within 2 to 4 weeks after a change in dose.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Mild to moderate renal dysfunction (CrCl 30 mL/min or greater): No adjustment recommended
Severe renal dysfunction (CrCl less than 30 mL/min): Not recommended

Liver Dose Adjustments

Caution 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 renal function and serum electrolytes periodically.

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.
-Encourage patients to report any lightheadedness that may occur during treatment initiation and to stop taking this drug until consulting a physician if syncope occurs.
-Dehydration may lead to excess blood pressure reduction; inform patients to contact their healthcare provider if they experience excessive perspiration, vomiting, or diarrhea.

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