For the treatment of high blood pressure, most patients start with a daily dose of 50 mg of Cozaar and will typically need a final Cozaar of 25 mg to 100 mg per day, taken in either one dose or two smaller doses. Children who are being treated for high blood pressure typically start with a dosage of 0.7 mg per kilogram of body weight once daily.
The dose of Cozaar® (losartan potassium) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition you are being treated for
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking
- How you respond to Cozaar.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The recommended starting dosage of Cozaar for most people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is Cozaar 50 mg once a day. Based on the blood pressure response and/or Cozaar side effects, the dosage may be increased or decreased. With each change in dosage, it may take several weeks to see the full effects of Cozaar on lowering blood pressure. Most people require a final daily dose of 25 mg to 100 mg either as one dose or two smaller doses.
For children, the usual starting dosage of Cozaar is 0.7 mg per kilogram of body weight once a day.
The recommended starting Cozaar dosage for people with diabetic nephropathy is Cozaar 50 mg once a day. Based on the blood pressure response and/or Cozaar side effects, the dosage may be increased or decreased.