This medicine is an ACE inhibitor that is mainly used to treat high blood pressure. It is a combination of two drugs an ACE inhibitor as well as hydrochlorothiazide. Benazepril medication works by relaxing blood vessels which causes them to widen. This medicine increases the amount of urine your body makes thus helps in decreasing the excess water as well as salt in your body. Therefore, lowering high blood pressure assists in preventing heart attacks, kidney problems and strokes.
Benazepril generic drug is available in the brand name of Lotensin.
One needs to follow all the directions as mentioned on the prescription label. Make sure that you read all medication guides and instruction sheets. In order to ensure effective results, there are chances that doctor will change your dose occasionally.
Take this medicine by mouth, usually once a day or as prescribed by your doctor. You can take this medicine with or without the food. To get the most benefit, make sure that you use this medication regularly. You need to drink adequate fluids in order to prevent from becoming dehydrated. Consult your doctor, if you are on restricted fluid intake.
The dosage of this medicine depends upon your medical condition as well as response to therapy. Even if you feel well, it is very important to continue this medication. Take this medicine, at least four hours before or at least four to six hours after either of those drugs, if you also intake cholestyramine or colestipol.
At the time of surgery, inform your doctor that you are using this medicine. Therefore, store this medicine at room temperature right away from heat as well as moisture. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but avoid taking the missed dose if it’s already time for your next dose. Avoid taking the two doses at the same time.
You need to get the emergency help immediately, in case you find any signs of allergic reaction such as swelling in your face or throat, severe stomach pain, hives as well as difficulty in breathing or severe skin reaction.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine are stated below:
When your body adjusts to the medication, you might experience drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, fatigue, light-headedness, dizziness, vomiting as well as dry cough. You need to notify your doctor immediately if any of these effects worsen or persist.
Call the doctor immediately, if you experience:
You need to consult the doctor immediately if you have any symptoms of mineral loss and dehydration like very dry mouth, extreme thirst, muscle cramps/weakness, confusion as well as fast/slow/irregular heartbeat.
If any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur then contact your doctor immediately: decreased sexual ability, fainting, decrease in vision, eye pain, tingling or numbness of hands and feet, decrease in vision as well as symptoms of a high potassium blood level.
This is not the complete list of possible side effects, there are chances that you might notice some other side effects that are not listed above, contact your doctor immediately.
Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to it or have any other allergies. This medicine contains certain inactive ingredients that may cause allergic reactions as well as other problems. Do not take this medicine, if you have:
You should not take this medicine within 36 hours before or after taking medicine that contains sacubitril like entresto.
If you are also suffering from diabetes, the avoid taking Benazepril together with any medication which contains aliskiren. You should avoid taking this medicine if you are suffering from kidney disease.
Inform your doctor, if you have ever had:
Tell your doctor right away, if you have become pregnant and stop taking this medicine. This medicine can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you intake this medicine during your third or second trimester.
When you are consuming this medicine, you should not take this medicine because it passes into breast milk.
Therefore, this medicine is not approved for children younger than six years old.
When you visit the doctor, inform about your complete medical history as this medicine is not used in certain medical conditions.
Avoid driving or use any machinery that requires alertness because this drug makes you drowsy as well as dizzy. This medication often makes you more sensitive to the sun and increases your risk for skin cancer, if taken for long time. It is suggested by doctor to limit your time in sun and use sunscreen as well as protective clothing when outdoors.
If you are suffering from high blood sugar, then tell your doctor immediately. The doctor will adjust your diabetes medication, diet as well as exercise program.
There are 333 drugs that are known to interact with Benazepril
35 major drug interactions
267 moderate drug interactions
31 minor drug interactions
The drug interactions can help in changing your medications work or can also increase your risk for serious side effects. Keep a complete list of all the products that you use like prescription, non-prescription drugs as well as herbal products and share with your doctor. Remember that without the approval of your doctor, you should not stop, start or change the dosage of any medicines.
Therefore, make sure that your doctor knows all the medicine you are using.
This drug belongs to the class of medications called ACE inhibitors. It works in your body by relaxing the blood vessels and reduces the workload of your heart.
Do not take this medicine if you have ever had angioedema. Avoid taking this medicine with any other medication that contains aliskiren, if you have diabetes.
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