Compare Ziac vs. benazepril

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Ziac
(Bisoprolol / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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 Ziac (Bisoprolol / Hydrochlorothiazide)?
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Reviews for benazepril
61%
-61% worse vs. Ziac
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+36% better vs. Ziac
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-77% worse vs. Ziac
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Side effects
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We haven’t found good data for Ziac side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Ziac »
  • Somnolence 2%
  • Dizziness when standing up 2%
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Headache 2%
More benazepril side effects »
How it works
Ziacbenazepril
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
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Lower-cost generic availablePrescription onlyLower-cost generic available
Available as
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Used for
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  • Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
Ziacbenazepril
    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
    Detailed Lotensin (benazepril) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. 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
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    No interactions related info.
    • This drug interacts with other medications that affect potassium, so it needs to be dosed carefully.
    Kidneys and liver
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    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
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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
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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 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
    Ziacbenazepril
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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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