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ARB Lisinopril Equivalent Dose

Dosing for CHF


Dose
12.5 mg 2.5 mg QDAILY
QDAILY
25 mg 5 mg QDAILY
Initial: 12.5 mg QDAILY i QDAILY
Losartan
Target: 50 mg QDAILY 50 mg 10 mg ii QDAILY
QDAILY
100 mg 20-40 mg QDAILY
QDAILY
40 mg 2.5-5 mg QDAILY
QDAILY
80 mg 10 mg iv QDAILY
QDAILY
Initial: 40 mg BID iii 160 mg 20 mg QDAILY v
Valsartan v
Target: 160 mg BID QDAILY
160 mg 40mg QDAILY
BID
320 mg 40 mg vi QDAILY
QDAILY
Initial: 5 mg QDaily vii
Lisinopril
Target/Max: 20-40 mg QDaily viii
***This table is an estimation of equivalent dosing extrapolated from available studies.
You must exercise clinical judgment when choosing a dose of either medication and must
take into account multiple factors including, but not limited to blood pressure, renal
function and heart rate. These tables are for your review only and have not been reviewed
by any cardiologists nor are they endorsed by VISN 17 or VANTHCS***

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v
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