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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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Amlodipine And Benazepril (Definition)

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


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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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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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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 don't drink?

Will Paxil (paroxetine) or lotrel htz hurt my liveliver found out my enzymes is up I don't 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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Anyone who takes amlodipine and benazepril how do you take it?

Anyone who takes amlodipine and benazepril how do you take it?

Together w/sip H2O: Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker type of blood pressure lowering medication. It is often used in conjunction with an ace inhibitor such as benazepril. Just take both together as directed by your family physician and pharmacist. Always tell both of them what prescription & otc drugs you're taking along w/any dietary supplements, even if natural & organic. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Lotrel (Definition)

Lotrel is a combination blood pressure agent which is a kind of blood ...Read more