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Learn more about benazepril

What dosages is benazepril available in?

What dosages is benazepril available in?

benazepril is available as a 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg oral tablet.

What is benazepril used for?

What is benazepril used for?

benazepril is an ACE inhibitor that is used to treat high blood pressure.

How does benazepril work?

How does benazepril work?

benazepril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks the production of a chemical that tightens blood vessels. Without this chemical, you blood vessels relax and your body holds on to less fluid. This causes your blood pressure to go down.

How do I take benazepril?

How do I take benazepril?

benazepril is typically started at a dose of 10 mg by mouth once daily. The recommended maintenance dose ranges from 20 mg to 40 mg taken once daily, or split into two doses and taken twice daily. Your child’s provider will calculate your child’s dose based on their weight.

Is it safe for me to take benazepril?

Is it safe for me to take benazepril?

benazepril is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have angioedema or history of hereditary or idiopathic angioedema or are currently taking aliskiren.

benazepril Common Side Effects

benazepril Common Side Effects

Common side effects of benazepril:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Nausea
benazepril Serious Side Effects

benazepril Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with benazepril. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Angioedema: swelling (in the face, lips, tongue, throat, hands, or feet), trouble breathing, wheezing, nausea, vomiting
  • Severe allergic reaction: trouble breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Serious kidney problems: urinating less often than usual, swelling in your feet, ankles, or hands, unexplained weight gain
  • High blood potassium levels: nausea, tiredness, chest pain, muscle weakness, tingling or numbness, pounding heart, nausea
  • Severely low blood pressure: lightheadedness, dizziness, feeling faint, tiredness, confusion
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on benazepril

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on benazepril

The following medications may interact with benazepril:

  • Diuretics: Excessive drop in blood pressure
  • Antidiabetics: Increased risk of hypoglycaemia
  • NSAIDS: Increased risk of renal impairment and loss of antihypertensive efficacy
  • Dual inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system: Increased risk of renal impairment, hypotension and hyperkalemia
  • Lithium: Symptoms of lithium toxicity
  • Potassium supplements/potassium-sparing diuretics: hyperkalemia
  • Do not exceed doses greater than 20 mg daily of simvastatin
  • mTOR inhibitors: increased risk of angioedema
  • Neprilysin inhibitors: increased risk of angioedema
Who makes benazepril?

Who makes benazepril?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is benazepril safe in pregnancy?

Is benazepril safe in pregnancy?

benazepril may cause harm to your unborn baby and should be discontinued as soon as possible if you become pregnant.


What to do if you missed your benazepril dose

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