Lotensin® (benazepril)

What is Lotensin generic?

Lotensin generic (benazepril) is an Angiotensin Converting enzyme inhibitor.Lotensin generic is effectively used for hypertension.Lotensin generic may be used for several other purposes not mentioned above.

Important information

Pregnant women must not use Lotensin generic. If you take benazepril during 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy, it may cause fatal damage to the fetus.Diabetics must not combine benazepril with aliskiren containing medicines like tekturna, valturna, tekamlo, amturnide.

Before taking this medicine

If you have allergy of benazepril or other ACE inhibitor drugs like enalapril, moexipril, ramipril, perindopril, captopril, lisinopril, quinapril, you must not take lotensil.Diabetics must not combine benazepril with aliskirencontaining medicines like tekturna, valturna, tekamlo, amturnide.Patients with renal disorder must avoid combining Lotensin generic with aliskiren.

To ensure safe usage of drug, keep your doctor informed about all your medical conditions like:

  • Renal disorder
  • Hepatic disorder
  • Diabetes
  • History of cardiac disorder

FDA pregnancy category D. Pregnant women must not use Lotensin generic. If you take benazepril during 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy, it may cause fatal damage to the fetus. Use effective methods of contraception while taking Lotensin generic.Benazepril gets excreted into breast milk and may harm a lactating baby. Mothers taking Lotensin generic must not breast-feed.Minimum age for the usage of Lotensin generic is 6 years.

Lotensin generic side effects

Signs of Lotensin generic allergic reaction may be: swelling on face, lips, tongue, throat or hives, breathing problem. Stop taking Lotensin generic and call your doctor if you experience any of the below mentioned symptoms and signs:

  • Light headedness
  • Very less or no urination
  • Symptoms of high potassium like bradycardia, feeble pulse, tingling
  • Fever, mouth sores, swollen gums, pain in swallowing, skin sores, symptoms of flu, cough, breathing difficulty
  • Serious skin reaction like swelling of face, tongue, sore throat, burning of eyes, purple or red skin rash that spreads to cause blistering and peeling

Less serious side effects of Lotensin generic may be:

  • cough;
  • headache
  • Drowsiness.

The above mentioned list of side effects is not complete. You may experience other signs and symptoms of Lotensin generic side effects, so you must consult your doctor if you experience anything unusual. Side effects of Lotensin generic may be reported to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 FREE.

What other drugs will affect Lotensin generic?

The above mentioned list of medications is not complete. There may be several other medicines that may react with Lotensin generic, so always keep your doctor informed about all your prescriptions. Always seek your doctor’s advice before taking any medication in combination with Lotensin generic.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If you miss any dose you can take it when you remember but if it’s time for the next dose do not take double dose at single time.

What happens if I overdose?

Contact Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 FREE. And seek emergency medical help.

What should I avoid?

Alcohol may reduce blood pressure, so you must avoid alcohol when taking Lotensin generic.Avoid using potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking Lotensin generic, unless advised otherwise.

How should I take Lotensin generic?

Lotensin generic must be taken in exactly the same dosage as prescribed by your doctor. Do not try to use lesser or more dosage as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor may alter the dosage of the drug to give you optimal benefit. Lotensin generic may be taken empty stomach. Lotensin generic can cause vomiting, diarrhea, excessive sweating, which may in turn lead to hypotension, electrolyte imbalance, or renal failure.Drink plenty of fluids when you are taking Lotensin generic.You must get your blood pressure checked regularly along with some blood tests.If you are scheduled for surgery, you may be required to stop Lotensin generic for some time.There are usually no symptoms of hypertension, so even if you feel perfectly fine, you must not stop taking Lotensin generic. You may require using this medicine lifelong.Store in adry place at room temperature.

Reviews for Benazepril

Lotensin generic (benazepril) for High Blood Pressure:

one time usage led to excessive lips swelling

For High Blood Pressure:

effective for hypertension. Developed dry cough as side effect.

For High Blood Pressure:

worked well for hypertension but had cough as the adverse effect.