Patient Assessment 2015 #1, 2, 3, 4 - Dosing

generic and typical dosing for each drug
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metoprolol succinate
25-400 mg qd
metoprolol tartrate
50-450 mg/day in 2-3 divided doses
atenolol
25-100 mg qd
nebivolol
5-40 mg qd
carvedilol
IR: 3.125-25 mg bid
ER: 10-80 mg qd
enalapril
2.5-40 mg/day in 1-2 divided doses
lisinopril
10-40 mg qd
lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide
10-20/ 12.5-25 mg qd in the AM
amlodipine
2.5-10 mg qd
losartan
25-100 mg qd
valsartan
40-320 mg qd
valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide
80-320/ 12.5-25 mg qd
olmesartan
20-40 mg qd
olmesartan and hydrochlorothiazide
20-40/ 12.5-25 mg qd
hydrochlorothiazide
12.5- 50 mg qd
triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide
37.5-75/ 25-50 mg qd
furosemide
20-80 mg/day in 1-2 divided doses
levothyroxine
25-300 mcg daily
pioglitazone
15-45 mg daily
sitagliptin
100 mg daily
metformin
IR: 1000 mg BID, 850 mg TID Fortamet: 1000-2500 mg once a day Glucophage XR 500-2000 mg once a day
glyburide
Diabeta, Micronase 2.5-20 mg/day in 2 divided doses Glynase 0.75-12 mg/day in 1-2 divided doses
glipizide
IR: 2.5-40 mg/day in 1-2 divided doses (>15 mg/day should be administered in divided doses) Glucotrol XL: 5-20 mg once a day
insulin glargine
10-100 units in 1 or 2 divided doses
alendronate
Prophylaxis 5 mg once a day or 35 mg once a week
Treatment 10 mg once a day or 70 mg once a week
gabapentin
100-600 mg TID
pregabalin
150-600 mg/day in 2-3 divided doses
conjugated estrogens
0.3 mg once a day
ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone
1 tab daily for 28 consecutive days
ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate
1 tab daily
ethinyl estradiol and etonogestrel
1 ring inserted vaginally and left in place for 3 consecutive weeks, then removed for 1 week
ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone
1 tab daily
sildenafil
25-100 mg once daily 1 hour prior to sexual activity
tadalafil
5-20 mg at least 30 mins prior to sexual activity or 2.5-5 mg once a day
allopurinol
100-800 mg/day in 1-3 divided doses
potassium chloride
10-240 mEq/day in 1-4 divided doses, limit dose to 20-60mEq/dose to avoid GI discomfort
folic acid
0.4-0.8 mg once a day
vitamin D
50,000 int. units once a month
dextroamphetamine and amphetamine
20-60 mg once a day
lisdexamfetamine
30-70 mg once a day in the morning
methylphenidate ER
18-36 mg once a day in the morning
clopidogrel
75 mg once a day
warfarin
2-10 mg once a day, dosing must be individualized based on INR
digoxin
0.125-0.5 mg once a day
promethazine
12.5-25 mg q 4-6 hrs prn
atorvastatin
10-80 mg once a day
simvastatin
5-80 mg once a day in the evening
simvastatin and ezetimibe
Zetia/simvastatin 10/10-80 mg once a day
rosuvastatin
5-40 mg once a day
pravastatin
10-80 mg once a day
lovastatin
10-80 mg once a day in the evening
ezetimibe
10 mg once a day
fenofibrate
48-145 mg once a day
niacin
500-2000 mg once a day
omega-3-acid ethyl esters
4 g/day in 1 or 2 divided doses
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