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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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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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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

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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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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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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Are Diovan (valsartan) and benazepril compatible?

Are Diovan (valsartan) and benazepril compatible?

Yes: Yes, you can take both if prescribed by your doctor for hypertension. You do need regular blood tests to monitor your kidney function when on an anti-hypertensive medication. ...Read more

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My doctor told me to cut my 20mg benazepril in half is that safe for me to do.

My doctor told me to cut my 20mg benazepril in half is that safe for me to do.

Cutting Pills in 1/2: Yes, of course. Many meds are so expensive that we often have you get a higher dose and to split the pill. Thus more doses for the same cost. ...Read more

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My husband ran out of his lisinopril can help use benazepril until he can get to his dr?

My husband ran out of his lisinopril can help use benazepril until he can get to his dr?

Technically: Technically yes, if it was initially prescribed to him. However, if it was prescribed for someone else, it is actually illegal. ...Read more

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My BP is running very low it is like 116/69 in thst range should I continue to take my meds hydrochlorothiazide 25mg and 20 mg of benazepril.

My BP is running very low it is like 116/69 in thst range should I continue to take my meds hydrochlorothiazide 25mg and 20 mg of benazepril.

Yes unless dizzy: Your BP is good cause you are taking your meds. If dizzy when standing, talk to your doc to adjust your meds. Would not stop altogether. Also, need blood test since sometimes kidney numbers change with these meds esp of dizzy. ...Read more

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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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Can I take ibuprofen if im taking benazepril?

Can I take ibuprofen if im taking benazepril?

Ibuprofen and BP med: Yes. You can take these medications together. Please remember not to take too much Ibuprofen at a time. A limit of 600 to 800 mg per dose is a good limit to remember. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor change from enalapril to benazepril?

Why would a doctor change from enalapril to benazepril?

Cost and compliance: Most likely due to insurance coverage since these medicines are in the same class of medications for hypertension and heart disease, or due to change from twice daily to once daily administration. ...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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What are the side effects of benazepril?

Common or serious?: First, let's remember that all drugs & dietary supplements have side effects. There's no such thing as a free lunch. With that in mind, then divide known side effects into common & serious (hopefully this list doesn't overlap!). For Benazepril & other ace inhibitors, a dry ticklish cough is a well known relatively common side effect. Of course, anaphylactic allergic reactions are always serious. ...Read more

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Is virectin safe to take with benazepril?

Is virectin safe to take with benazepril?

Probably: But I would bet my right arm, and my left, it won't work and you are wasting your money! ...Read more

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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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If Benazepril causes a cough, should I reduce the dosage from 10 mg to 5 mg?

If Benazepril causes a cough, should I reduce the dosage from 10 mg to 5 mg?

No: If benazepril caused your cough, any dose will cause it - it's not dose dependent. Caution: benazepril is often used to treat heart failure. If THAT'S the cause of your cough, stopping benazepril could make you worse. Best to check with your prescriber. ...Read more

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Can Benazepril cause a choking cough?

Can Benazepril cause a choking cough?

Yes: You'll have to stop it if the cough started after starting benazepril. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take atenolol and benazepril?

Yes: Provided you are taking them for the right reason. Discuss the purpose of these medicines with your physician. ...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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What is generic lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)?

Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril): Amlodipine/Benazepril.

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Can you tell me are benazepril HCl and lisinopril the same?

Can you tell me are benazepril HCl and lisinopril the same?

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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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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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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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Lotensin (Definition)

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