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Tenoretic
(atenolol / chlorthalidone)

Lotensin
(benazepril)

Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure. Lotensin (benazepril) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that also protects kidney function.
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Have you used Tenoretic (atenolol / chlorthalidone)?
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Reviews for Lotensin (benazepril)
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+61% better vs. Tenoretic (atenolol / chlorthalidone)
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+64% better vs. Tenoretic (atenolol / chlorthalidone)
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+77% better vs. Tenoretic (atenolol / chlorthalidone)
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Side effects
Tenoreticbenazepril

We haven’t found good data for Tenoretic side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Tenoretic »
  • Headache 2%
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Drowsiness 2%
  • Dizziness when standing up 2%
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How it works
Tenoreticbenazepril
Coming soon.Lotensin (benazepril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.
Type of medication
Tenoreticbenazepril
Prescription only
Available as
Tenoreticbenazepril
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
Tenoreticbenazepril
  • Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
Tenoreticbenazepril
Coming soon.
  • Women of childbearing age
  • Infants less than one year old
  • African descent
  • Taking with alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that lower your blood pressure
    • Current kidney problems
    • Taking other medicines that increase potassium
    • Using salt substitutes
    • Kidney disease
    Detailed Lotensin (benazepril) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Interactions
    Tenoreticbenazepril
    No interactions related info.
    • This drug interacts with other medications that affect potassium, so it needs to be dosed carefully.
    Kidneys and liver
    Tenoreticbenazepril
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
    Upsides and benefits
    Tenoreticbenazepril
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    • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
    • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
    Downsides and risks
    Tenoreticbenazepril
    Coming soon
    • Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
    • Requires a regular blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
    • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
    • This drug interacts with other medications that affect potassium, so it needs to be dosed carefully.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Tenoreticbenazepril
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    • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
    • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it doesn't get better.
    • Tell your doctor about any tiredness, cough, mouth swelling, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
    • Requires blood tests to check potassium levels and kidney function.
    • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
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