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 Inhaled Corticosteroid Dose Conversion Table

  
Formulary AgentsNon-Formulary Agents
  
       
QVAR 40 mcgQVAR 80 mcgFlovent 110mcgFlovent 220 mcgAerobidAzmacortPulmicort
(Beclomethasone Diproprionate)(Beclomethasone Diproprionate)(Fluticasone)(Fluticasone)(Flunisolide)(Triamcinolone)(Budesonide)
 
Dosing Conversion
 
2 puffs BID1 puff BID1 puff QD 1 puff BID1 puff BID1 puff QD
4 puffs BID2 puffs BID1 puff BID1 puff QD2 puffs BID2 puffs BID2 puffs QD
8 puffs BID4 puffs BID2 puffs BID1 puff BID4 puffs BID4 puffs BID2 puffs QAM and 1 puff QPM
16 puffs BID8 puffs BID 2 puffs BID8 puffs BID8 puffs BID4 puffs BID
 
 
Nasal Steroid Dose Conversion Table
  
Formulary AgentsNon-Formulary Agents
  
BudesonideBeclomethasone (Beconase AQ)Ciclesonide (Omnaris)Fluticasone Furoate     (Veramyst)Fluticasone PropionateFlunisolideMometasone (Nasonex)Triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ)
(Rhinocort AQ®)(Flonase®)(Nasarel®)
 
Dosing Conversion
2-3 Sprays in each nostril QD1 spray in each nostril BID2 sprays in each nostril QD2 sprays in each nostril QD1 spray in each nostril QD2 Sprays in each nostril BID2 sprays in each nostril QD1 spray in each nostril QD
> 4 Sprays in each nostril QD2 sprays in each nostril BID  2 sprays in each nostril QD or 1 spray in each nostril BID2 Sprays in each nostril TID 2 sprays in each nostril QD
 
 
ACE-Inhibitors Dose Conversion Table 
  
Formulary AgentsNon-Formulary Agents
  
Quinapril (Accupril)Lisinopril (Prinivil®, Zestril®)Benazepril (Lotensin®)Enalapril (Vasotec®)Fosinopril (Monopril®)Moexipril (Univasc®)Perindopril (Aceon®)Ramipril (Altace®)Trandolapril (Mavik®)
 
Dosage Conversion
 
5 mg/day5 mg/day5 mg/day5 mg/day     (2 divided doses)5 mg/day3.75 mg/day2 mg/day1.25 mg/day1 mg/day
10 mg/day10 mg/day10 mg/day10 mg/day     (2 divided doses)10 mg/day7.5 mg/day4 mg/day2.5 mg/day2 mg/day
20 mg/day20 mg/day20 mg/day20 mg/day     (2 divided doses)20 mg/day15 mg/day8 mg/day5 mg/day4 mg/day
40 mg/day40 mg/day40 mg/day40 mg/day     (2 divided doses)40 mg/day30 mg/day16 mg/day10-20 mg/day8 mg/day
 
 
 
ARB Dose Conversion Table
      
Formulary AgentsNon-Formulary Agents
      
Atacand       (Candesartan)Cozaar (Losartan)Avapro      (Irbesartan)Teveten    (Eprosartan)Benicar     (Olmesartan)Micardis     (Telmisartan)Diovan    (Valsartan)
1st Line2nd Line     
 
Dosage Conversion
 
4 mg QD25 mg QD75 mg QD400 mg QD5 mg QD 40 mg QD
8mg QD50 mg QD150 mg QD600 mg QD10 mg QD20 mg QD80 mg QD
16 mg QD100 mg QD300 mg QD800 mg QD20 mg QD40 mg QD160 mg QD
32 mg QD   40 mg QD80 mg QD320 mg QD
PPI Dose Conversion Table
  
Formulary AgentNon-Formulary Agents
  
Prilosec®Nexium®Prevacid®Protonix ®Aciphex®
20mg20mg15mg20mg20mg
40mg40mg30mg40mg20mg
H-2 Blocker Dose Conversion Table
  
Formulary AgentNon-Formulary Agent
  
RanitidineCimetidineFamotidine
(Zantac)(Tagament)(Pepcid)
150 mg200 mg20 mg
300 mg400 mg40 mg
Statin Dose Conversion Table
 Non-Formulary Agents
Formulary Agents
 
Atorvastatin (Lipitor)Simvastatin (Zocor)Rosuvastatin    (Crestor)Lovastatin (Mevacor)Pravastatin (Pravachol)Fluvastatin (Lescol)
1st Line2nd Line2nd Line
 
Dosage Conversion
(based on average % decrease in LDL)
 
10 mg10 mg5 mg20 mg10 mg (19%)20 mg (17%)
10 mg10 mg (28%)5 mg20 mg (29%)20 mg (24%)40 mg (23%)
10 mg20 mg (35%)5 mg40 mg (31%)40 mg (34%)80 mg (33%)
20 mg (38%)40 mg (40%)10 mg (43%) 80 mg (40-48%)80 mg (40%) 
40 mg (46%)80 mg (48%)20 mg (50%)   

Lexapro Dose Conversion Table

  
Formulary AgentNon-Formulary Agent
  
Citalopram (Celexa)Escitalopram (Lexapro)
20 mg10 mg
40 mg20 mg