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 Coming soon. Antihypertensive
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FDA side effect reports for Ziac » More Benazepril side effects » Risk factors for serious side effects Coming soon. › Current kidney problems › Medicine that increase potassium › Use of salt substitute Detailed Lotensin (Benazepril) risks & warnings » Pregnancy category
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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.
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Weight No specific weight-related info. No specific weight-related info. Upsides and benefits Coming soon. › 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 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 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 Coming soon. › 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. Learn more More about Ziac Side effects Reviews & ratings FDA package insert More about Benazepril Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert