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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Will lotensin (benazepril) show up in a 10 panel drug screen?

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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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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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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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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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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Please describe the medication: lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)?

Please describe the medication: lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)?

Blood pressure: Lotrel is a combination pill used to control high blood pressure. The two components are amlodipine and benazepril. Amlodipine is sold separately as norvasc; it has a calcium channel blocker mechanism of action. Benazepril is sold separately as lotensin; it has an ace inhibitor mechanism of action. ...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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Can the medication "telmisaran/hct cause the protate to swoll?

Can the medication "telmisaran/hct cause the protate to swoll?

ARB: Telmisaren is an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) and hct is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that controls blood pressure. Neither should interfere with the prostate (but the hct will make you need to go to the bathroom more often, which can be difficult if you have a prostate problem). ...Read more

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Is Ramipril 5MG an equivalent drug & dosage to Benazepril HCL 20MG?

Is Ramipril 5MG an equivalent drug & dosage to Benazepril HCL 20MG?

Similar.: While those are similar medications and doses, your individual response to each may be varied and not completely predictable. Monitor your blood pressure closely during the switch and make sure your doctor has the appropriate follow-up blood testing scheduled. ...Read more

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I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

Should not: These are not the same class of medications, so a substitution depends on the original indcation. Check with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Good afternoon Dr. Druz, I have been on amlodipine-benazepril (a combo drug) for a about 1.5 years. At first the 5-10 dosage, then because it was ineffective after a while, the 5-20. I really tried and gave this medicine a chance (as you can see from

Continue to adjust: Amlodipine-benazepril is available in a wide range, from 2.5-10 to 10-40 doses. Continue to work with your physician. It may be necessary to add an additional medication to get blood pressure control. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I'm on lisinopril 10 mg daily and my mother is on benazepril HCl 20 mg daily. Was wondering if they're the same drug?

ACE inhibitors: Those are different but related drugs. They are both members of the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor family. Their effects are similar. ...Read more

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I have noticed that my blood pressure is different in each arm though, and i was wondering if that is normal. "i have been on blood pressure medication(diovan hct tab 320/25mg) for over a year now to help me with my migraines, and it also helps my blood p

I have noticed that my blood pressure is different in each arm though, and i was wondering if that is normal. "i have been on blood pressure medication(diovan hct tab 320/25mg) for over a year now to help me with my migraines, and it also helps my blood p

A : A difference in blood pressure from one arm to the other can be due to arterial disease, with hardening of the arteries leading to a narrowing of the blood vessel that supplies one of the arms; specifically the one with the lower blood pressure reading. This is generally seen in older patients with established vascular disease and is usually not dangerous. The blood pressure in the higher reading arm should be used when making decisions regarding medications for high blood pressure. Differential blood pressure readings, especially when lower in the left arm, can also be due to disease in the aorta, which can affect younger patients and can be very serious. From what you have described i would advise you to have this evaluated further. ...Read more

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Ben VS Ben/HCT. Benicar (olmesartan) drug sheet says Ben 40 mg has BP reductions about 13/7 while adding 12.5 mg HCT (Ben/HCT 40/12.5) reduction is 16/10 only. ?

Ben VS Ben/HCT. Benicar (olmesartan) drug sheet says Ben 40 mg has BP  reductions about 13/7 while adding 12.5 mg HCT (Ben/HCT 40/12.5) reduction  is 16/10 only. ?

BP reduction: Benicar (olmesartan) (B) is an effective BP lowering drug. Adding another BP lowering drug, HCT (H), gives an additive effect in lowering BP. That is why the combination of B and H lowers BP greater than B acting on its own. You can also ask your physician (P) your question for a more meaningful answer, as your P knows you best of all. ...Read more

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Benicar/hct drug info sheet shows little differences in antihypertensive effect between dosages 40/12.5=16/10 while 20/12.5 =17/8. Would 20/12.5 be ok?

Benicar/hct drug info sheet shows little differences in antihypertensive effect between dosages 40/12.5=16/10 while 20/12.5 =17/8. Would 20/12.5 be ok?

Response: Your BP goal should be <140/90. If you have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease then it should be <130/80. Please go by response and use the smallest dose required to achieve the goals. Lifestyle modification with achieving ideal body weight, increasing exercise, watching salt intake, dash diet and moderation in alcohol intake will help decrease BP and minimize medication usage. ...Read more

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Ben/HCT drug fact sheet shows BP control for 40/12.5 to be 16/10 while for 20/12.5 17/8. Why would take higher strength Ben if BP is well controlled?

Ben/HCT drug fact sheet shows  BP control for 40/12.5 to be 16/10 while for 20/12.5  17/8. Why would take higher strength Ben if BP is well controlled?

Benicar (olmesartan) rx: Astute. The key is the population attributes in each group. Higher dose Benicar (olmesartan) targets a group with more resistant hypertension. Titration of dose is done towards achieving a target end point. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Lotensin (Definition)

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