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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The usual starting and maintenance dose of levatol®, used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents, such as thiazide-type diuretics, is 20 mg given once daily.
Doses of 40 mg and 80 mg have been well-tolerated but have not been shown to give a greater antihypertensive effect. The full effect of a 20- or 40-mg dose is seen by the end of 2 weeks. A dose of 10 mg also lowers blood pressure, but the full effect is not seen for 4 to 6 weeks.
levatol® (penbutolol sulfate) 20 mg tablets are capsule-shaped, film-coated, yellow tablets scored on both sides and imprinted in black with "SP 22" on one side. They are supplied as follows:
Bottles of 100 NDC 0091 -4500-15
Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F); excursions permitted between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Keep tightly closed and protect from light.
Schwarz Pharma, LLC a subsidiary of UCB, Inc. Smyrna, GA 30080. Revised 12/2010This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/21/2016
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