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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Lotensin (Overview)

Lotensin is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Does lotensin (benazepril) create dehydration?

Does lotensin (benazepril) create dehydration?

Lotensin (benazepril): Lotensin is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure. Lotensin hct (benazepril and hydrocholorthiazide) is the combination of the medicine use to treat blood pressure plus a 'water pill' called hydrochlorothiazide. So, check the medicine that you are taking to see if it is just te blood pressure medicine or if it is the combination of blood pressure medicine and water pill. The water pill can produce dehydration. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
48 doctors shared insights

Lotensin (Overview)

Lotensin is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is alcohol okay with 25 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) once a day at night along with 5 mg of lotensin for high bp?

Is alcohol okay with 25 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) once a day at night along with 5 mg of lotensin for high bp?

Can't say online: Best bet is to ask the physician who is prescribing these meds for you. Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant / anti-anxiety drug. Alcohol is a depressant. So... Generally i would say that having 1-2 alcoholic beverages weekly is probably fine on this regimen, but having several drinks at once is a bad idea... In the end, check with your doctor about the specifics and about how much you intend to drink. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of benazepril?

What are the side effects of benazepril?

Common or serious?: First, let's remember that all drugs & dietary supplements have side effects. There's no such thing as a free lunch. With that in mind, then divide known side effects into common & serious (hopefully this list doesn't overlap!). For Benazepril & other ace inhibitors, a dry ticklish cough is a well known relatively common side effect. Of course, anaphylactic allergic reactions are always serious. ...Read more

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Took 30mg of lotensin normally take 10mg am i ok?

Took 30mg of lotensin normally take 10mg am i ok?

Yes: You will be alright but it is important to be careful and make sure you are not too lightheaded or if you get up do it slowly as this can make your blood pressure drop. Otherwise you should do well but drink water and not be overactive. Check with your provider if there are any other symptoms or problems. I hope this helps. Be sure and take the dose that is prescribed. ...Read more

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Does lotensin (benazepril) create dehydration?

Lotensin (benazepril): Lotensin is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure. Lotensin hct (benazepril and hydrocholorthiazide) is the combination of the medicine use to treat blood pressure plus a 'water pill' called hydrochlorothiazide. So, check the medicine that you are taking to see if it is just te blood pressure medicine or if it is the combination of blood pressure medicine and water pill. The water pill can produce dehydration. ...Read more

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Can lotensin (benazepril) cause over sensitivity to heat?

Can lotensin (benazepril) cause over sensitivity to heat?

News to me: I've never seen it. Would certainly be an extremely rare case if so. Just about any med can do anything to at least someone sometime. Having said that, I've never encountered your complaint in setting of lotensin (benazepril) therapy. Good luck, hope you successfully sort it out! ...Read more

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Do toprol, (metoprolol) isosorbide, and lotensin create dehydration in the human body?

Do toprol, (metoprolol) isosorbide, and lotensin create dehydration in the human body?

No: None of these drugs are diuretic drugs - they do not eliminate water, and hence will be unlikely to lead to dehydration. ...Read more

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Could the drugs toprol, (metoprolol) isosorbide, and lotensin create dehydration in the human body?

Could the drugs toprol, (metoprolol) isosorbide, and lotensin create dehydration in the human body?

See below: Not likely by themselves, look if there are diuretics such as Furosemide included in your other medications, or combined hydrochlorothiazide combined with your medications. ...Read more

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Is alcohol okay with 25 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) once a day at night along with 5 mg of lotensin for high bp?

Can't say online: Best bet is to ask the physician who is prescribing these meds for you. Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant / anti-anxiety drug. Alcohol is a depressant. So... Generally i would say that having 1-2 alcoholic beverages weekly is probably fine on this regimen, but having several drinks at once is a bad idea... In the end, check with your doctor about the specifics and about how much you intend to drink. ...Read more

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I take Norvasc 5mg and lotensin (benazepril) 20mg once a day, my blood pressure still run's high on the first number 150 over 84, why?

I take Norvasc 5mg and lotensin (benazepril) 20mg once a day, my  blood pressure still run's high on the first number 150 over 84, why?

High BP on drugs: You need to discuss your BP drug regimen with your physician. You are on a low dose of norvasc, (amlodipine) the maximum dose is 10 mg/day, and may nned to be increased. If you have some edema, perhaps a diuretic is indicated to lower your bp. Speak to your physician (p) about your problem, as your p knows your medical history much better than anyone. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is benazepril?

BP lowering agent.: An angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. Lowers blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are the effects of benazepril?

Dry cough: Benazepril is an ace inhibitor type of blood pressure lowering medication. This class is most famous for a potential side effect of dry nagging ticklish throat clearing cough. It can also affect kidney function especially in renal artery stenosis but it also protects kidney function, too, by lowering blood pressure. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: benazepril?

Blood Pressure Med: Blood pressure medicine from the family of medications called ace inhibitors. Acts on an enzyme in the lung and kidney to decrease blood pressure. Usually taken once daily. Can have a protective effect on the kidneys in high blood pressure and diabetes. Not recommended for patients with significant kidney failure. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of benazepril?

Common or serious?: First, let's remember that all drugs & dietary supplements have side effects. There's no such thing as a free lunch. With that in mind, then divide known side effects into common & serious (hopefully this list doesn't overlap!). For Benazepril & other ace inhibitors, a dry ticklish cough is a well known relatively common side effect. Of course, anaphylactic allergic reactions are always serious. ...Read more

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Is virectin safe to take with benazepril?

Is virectin safe to take with benazepril?

Probably: But i would bet my right arm, and my left, it won't work and you are wasting your money! ...Read more

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If Benazepril causes a cough, should I reduce the dosage from 10 mg to 5 mg?

If Benazepril causes a cough, should I reduce the dosage from 10 mg to 5 mg?

No: If benazepril caused your cough, any dose will cause it - it's not dose dependent. Caution: benazepril is often used to treat heart failure. If THAT'S the cause of your cough, stopping benazepril could make you worse. Best to check with your prescriber. ...Read more

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Can Benazepril cause a choking cough?

Can Benazepril cause a choking cough?

Yes: You'll have to stop it if the cough started after starting benazepril. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take atenolol and benazepril?

Yes: Provided you are taking them for the right reason. Discuss the purpose of these medicines with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Benazepril (Definition)

Blood pressure medicine from the family of medications called ace inhibitors. Acts on an enzyme in the lung and kidney to decrease blood pressure. Usually taken once daily. Can have a protective effect on the kidneys in high blood pressure and diabetes. Not recommended for patients ...Read more