Your healthcare provider will take various factors into account when determining how much irbesartan/HCTZ you should take, such as how you respond to it and if you are taking other medications. In general, the initial recommended dose of irbesartan/HCTZ for treating high blood pressure is 150/2.5 mg taken once daily. This amount can gradually be increased, if needed, to a maximum of 300/25 mg daily.
An Introduction to Your Dosage of Irbesartan/HCTZThe dosage of irbesartan/HCTZ (Avalide®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your blood pressure
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Irbesartan/HCTZ Dosing for High Blood PressureTypically, the recommended initial dosage of irbesartan/HCTZ for people just starting blood pressure treatment is 150/2.5 mg once a day. If this amount does not adequately control your blood pressure, your healthcare provider may increase your dose after one to two weeks of treatment.
If you have already been taking one of the medications in irbesartan/HCTZ and your blood pressure is not adequately controlled, your healthcare provider may choose to start you on a higher irbesartan/HCTZ dosage.
If you have been taking both medications in irbesartan/HCTZ as separate pills, and your blood pressure is controlled, you will likely be started on a similar dosage of irbesartan/HCTZ. If your blood pressure is not adequately controlled on the individual irbesartan/HCTZ components, your healthcare provider may choose to increase the dose of one of the components when you start irbesartan/HCTZ.
The maximum recommended irbesartan/HCTZ dose is 300/25 mg once daily.