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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


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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?

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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Will lotensin (benazepril) show up in a 10 panel drug screen?

Probably not: Most drug screens are to detect drugs of abuse. Lotensin (benazepril) is to help with blood pressure. It is probably not being tested for. ...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?

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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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Lotensin (Definition)

Lotensin is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more