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What is the definition or description of: Lotrel allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Lotrel allergy?

Lotrel allergy: Lotrel (Amlodipine / Benazeprilat) is an antihypertensive medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/lotrel-drug.htm ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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What's lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) used for?

What's lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) used for?

Hypertension: Lotrel is a combination of 2 drugs, amlodipine and benazepril.It used for hypertension. ...Read more

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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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Does Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) flush toxins out of your body?

Does Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) flush toxins out of your body?

No: Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) is medication used for high blood pressure. It's a combination medication containing amlodipine & benazepril. While amlodipine can dilate your blood vessel through its mechanism of action as a calcium channel blocker, this dilation does not flush toxins out of your body ...Read more

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Can I take a male enlargement pills if I am taking Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)?

Can I take a male enlargement pills if I am taking Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)?

Not a good idea: Unfortunately, there is no FDA approved or generally accepted as safe, male enlargement treatment by pill. There are surgical procedures to enhance the girth of the male penis by injection of fat or plastic surgery to change appearance, but overall, most "treatments" to increase size without a doctor prescribing, are not effective or proven safe. ...Read more

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Will Paxil (paroxetine) or lotrel htz hurt my liveliver found out my enzymes is up i dont drink?

Will Paxil (paroxetine) or lotrel htz hurt my liveliver found out my enzymes is up i dont drink?

Recheck: Medications can affect liver enzymes. If other causes ( alcohol, infection, fatty liver etc). Talk with doctor about changing the medication and monitoring your liver function. ...Read more

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I take lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) 2.5/10 in the morning and evening, can this cause e.D.?

Yes, but: It's very uncommon but can happen. Talk to your doctor about alternative treatments for hypertension and options for e.D. ...Read more

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Side effects of lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)?

Side effects of lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)?

Side effects: Elevated tempurature, malignant hyperthermia rare, ekg effects with prolonged qt interval, anticholinergic effects (dry mouth, blurred vision, GI alterations), sedation, tardive dyskinesia, can lower white count. ...Read more

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If I am on lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) is it safe for me to take a male enhancement or enlargement pill such as blue tenacity?

If I am on lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) is it safe for me to take a male enhancement or enlargement pill such as blue tenacity?

Harmful: to your wallet. These male enhancement products don't work, are expensive, and often have multiple ingredients which have never been studied. Best case scenario- its merely a placebo causing you no harm. Worst case- it interacts with your medications causing a potentially serious reaction. ...Read more

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My medicated diastolic runs in the low to mid 60's. I take Lotrel and Bystolic (nebivolol). I have heard that medicated diastolic below 80 is dangerous. True?

My medicated diastolic runs in the low to mid 60's. I take Lotrel and Bystolic (nebivolol). I have heard that medicated diastolic below 80 is dangerous. True?

Insufficient informa: What is UR systolBP? Know not UR age or if U have signif CorArtDis. When Hrt Beats, SBP applied to circula during beat. Major amt Bld eject held in expanded Aorta. DiastBP = press of expand Aorta. Cor Arteries R only filled during diastole.So if U have signif CAD a 60 DBP may not fill cor adeq. Byst& Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) strng meds, I assum because SBP too high. So w CAD, 60DBP may be a problem. ...Read more

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Can I safely take Norvasc and Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) interchangeably? I have a supply of both. Thank you.

Not interchangeable: Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) is amlodipine plus benzazepril. Norvasc is amlodipine alone. Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) would be more potent in lowering blood pressure than Norvasc and could cause hypotension. Take medications only as prescribed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) be detected in urine samples?

Unlikely: Unlikely unless there was a specific test designed for its detection. ...Read more

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The dr just put me on toprol (metoprolol) XL 50mg once a day lotrel 10/40 once a day and clonidine .3 twice a day. Will this lower my blood pressure?

The dr just put me on toprol (metoprolol) XL 50mg once a day lotrel 10/40 once a day and clonidine .3 twice a day. Will this lower my blood pressure?

Likely: These are 3 different blood pressure medications that work in different ways. We refer to this as "triple therapy", and this should be a very potent combination. ...Read more

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Can lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) be affected by a bee sting?

Can lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) be affected by a bee sting?

Unclear: Not sure what you are asking but your blood pressure can definitely be effected by a bee sting, especially if you have a history of being allergic. The sting itself is transient and if you don't have a reaction then your BP medications should be unaffected? Certain blood pressure medications like beta-blockers can reduce the effects of rescue meds like epinephrine should you have anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Need a prescription for lotrel 10/20 mg filled. No refills left and no med insurance.Can i get a refill w/our dr. Visit? I monitor my blood pressure daily.. I have run out of my lotrel and have requested one more refill from my previous doctor, but have n

Insanely expensive: Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) 10/20 costs $242 for 30. It is a combination of Benazepril and amlodipine. Lisinopril which is the same type of med as Benazepril costs $4 for 30. Amlodipine alone costs $80 for 30 but lisinoprilhct ( Lisinopril plus hydrochlorthiazide instead of amlopdipine) costs only $4 for 30. Call your doctor and ask for a new prescription. Is there a free clinic near you? Are you a veteran? ...Read more

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Can avapro (arb), tekturna (aliskiren) hctz (dri-hctz) & lotrel (ccb-ace1) be used together for high blood pressure? I know together they can cause hyperkalemia.

Can avapro (arb), tekturna (aliskiren) hctz (dri-hctz) & lotrel (ccb-ace1) be used together for high blood pressure? I know together they can cause hyperkalemia.

Overkill: Ace/arb/ dri all work on the raas system. Novartis recently released the altitude study where they studied the effects of the combination of Diovan and tekturna (aliskiren) in diabetics with renal disease. Renal function worsened. Due to that I have stopped using those together.
Now novartis is no longer promoting the tekturna (aliskiren) family of products and will be laying off 60% of their sales force in april. ...Read more

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Could low dose asa therapy cause you to bruise more easily and to develop purple spots on skin? I am also on HRT and lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) for hypertension.

Could low dose asa therapy cause you to bruise more easily and to develop purple spots on skin? I am also on HRT and lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) for hypertension.

Yes: That is a common effect of low dose Aspirin due to the inhibition of blood platelets. If your hypertension is well controlled it can still happen but is more likely if not controlled. As one gets older the skin gets thinner and capillaries get more fragile and tear easier which makes these bruises appear more often. ...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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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

Lotrel Allergy (Definition)

Lotrel (Amlodipine / Benazeprilat) is an antihypertensive medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Amlodipine And Benazepril (Definition)

Amlodipine|benazepril is a combination blood pressure agent which is a kind of blood ...Read more