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Lotrel Allergy In Children
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
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
Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril): Amlodipine/Benazepril.Get a more detailed answer ›
Precautions : Restriction found concerning sunlight.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 more
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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Stop it: If you have "serious side effects" from any medicine, stop taking it and talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
Can I safely take Norvasc and Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) interchangeably? I have a supply of both.
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
Unlikely: Unlikely unless there was a specific test designed for its detection. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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