Amlodipine and Olmesartan Dosing
For those who are beginning high blood pressure treatment with amlodipine and olmesartan, dosing will be based on several factors, such as how you respond to the drug. There are several strengths of amlodipine and olmesartan, and each dosage must be individualized and adjusted for each person.
Amlodipine and Olmesartan Dosing: An IntroductionThe dose of amlodipine and olmesartan (AZOR™) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to the drug
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your amlodipine and olmesartan dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
There are many different strengths of amlodipine and olmesartan, and the dosage must be individualized and adjusted for each person. Amlodipine and olmesartan contains two medications, amlodipine (Norvasc®) and olmesartan (Benicar®). If you have been taking one or both of the components of amlodipine and olmesartan, you will most likely be started on a similar strength of amlodipine and olmesartan.
Your healthcare provider may increase your dose as necessary, but not more frequently than every two weeks; it can take that long to see the full effects of amlodipine and olmesartan on blood pressure.
If you have not been taking either component of this medication, the starting recommended dosage is amlodipine/olmesartan 5/20 mg once daily. If needed, your healthcare provider may increase your dose as necessary every one or two weeks, up to a maximum dosage of 10/40 mg once daily.