Ziac vs. Benazepril

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(Bisoprolol / Hydrochlorothiazide)


Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure. Benazepril is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.
How it works
Coming soon.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
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ACE inhibitor
Prescription only
Available as
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
  • Hypertension
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Reviews & ratings
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Reviews for Lotensin (Benazepril)
+63% vs. Ziac (Bisoprolol / Hydrochlorothiazide)
-37% vs. Ziac (Bisoprolol / Hydrochlorothiazide)
+79% vs. Ziac (Bisoprolol / Hydrochlorothiazide)
Side effects

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

FDA side effect reports for Ziac »
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Headache 2%
More Benazepril side effects »
Risk factors for serious side effects
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    • African descent
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicine that increase potassium
    • Use of salt substitute
    Detailed Lotensin (Benazepril) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy category
    No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
    No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
    • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
    No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
    No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
    No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
    Upsides and benefits
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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.
    • Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
    Downsides and risks
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    • 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 yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
    • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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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 hasn't improved.
    • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
    • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
    • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
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