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Katerzia Oral Suspension Dosage

Generic name: Amlodipine Benzoate 1mg in 1mL
Dosage form: oral suspension
Drug class: Calcium channel blocking agents

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 30, 2021.


The usual initial antihypertensive oral dose of KATERZIA is 5 mg orally once daily, and the maximum dose is 10 mg once daily.

Small, fragile, or elderly patients, or patients with hepatic insufficiency may be started on 2.5 mg once daily and this dose may be used when adding KATERZIA to other antihypertensive therapy [see Use in Specific Populations (8.6)].

Adjust dosage according to blood pressure goals. In general, wait 7 to 14 days between titration steps. Titrate more rapidly, however, if clinically warranted, provided the patient is assessed frequently.

Angina: The recommended dose for chronic stable or vasospastic angina is 5 to 10 mg once daily, with the lower dose suggested in the elderly and in patients with hepatic insufficiency. Most patients will require 10 mg once daily for adequate effect.

Coronary artery disease: The recommended dose range for patients with coronary artery disease is 5 to 10 mg once daily. In clinical studies, the majority of patients required 10 mg once daily [see Clinical Studies (14.4)].


The effective antihypertensive oral dose in pediatric patients ages 6 to 17 years is 2.5 to 5 mg once daily. Doses in excess of 5 mg daily have not been studied in pediatric patients [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3), Clinical Studies (14.1)].

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