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Lotensin Hct Medication
I need a new prescription for my blood pressure medication Lotensin (benazepril) (generic Benazepril). ?
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
No: None of these medications are diuretics.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could the drugs toprol, (metoprolol) isosorbide, and lotensin create dehydration in the human body?
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
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
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
Yes, but: Why the grapefruit seed extract?Get a more detailed answer ›
I started taking lotensin (benazepril) for my bp. I have been dizzy and light-headed. What should I do?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If your doc approves: Be sure to clear this with your doctor! ...Read more
Yes: The two medicines are "first cousins".Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
THEY MAY WORSEN : Kidney function, so we monitor it via blood tests. ...Read more