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Doctor insights on: Safe Amlodipine Benazepril Hydrochloride Pregnant

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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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to take amlodipine besylate/benazepril hydrochloride while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take amlodipine besylate/benazepril hydrochloride while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not enough info: According to lactmed, a great source for accurate information on compatibility of medications during breastfeeding, so little information is known about the effects during breastfeeding, that you might consider another medication, like nifedipine. ...Read more

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I am taking amlodipine benazepril i am having gas bloating stomach pain carbinated drinks make it worse also chills ?

I am taking amlodipine benazepril i am having gas bloating stomach pain carbinated drinks make it worse also chills ?

Not from meds: Most likely from your diet, reduce carbohydrates, dairy, and see if this improves! If not a trial of probiotics may help. Seek medical attn if symptoms worsen ...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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I take lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) 2.5/10 in the morning and evening, can this cause e.D.?

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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Lotensin (Definition)

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