Lowers blood pressure.
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Benazepril is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.
- 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.
- 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.
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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.
Side effects for Lotensin (Benazepril)
From clinical trials of Benazepril / High blood pressure ( 1460)
- HeadacheHeadache6% for Benazepril vs.4% for placebo
- DizzinessDizziness4% for Benazepril vs.2% for placebo
- DrowsinessDrowsiness2% for Benazepril vs.0% for placebo
- Positional dizzinessPositional dizziness2% for Benazepril vs.0% for placebo
Risks and Warnings for Lotensin (Benazepril)Skip Risks and Warnings section. Skip to Tips section.
Taking Lotensin (Benazepril) may cause minor throat irritation or a dry cough. This can happen at any time while you're taking Lotensin (Benazepril). If you find this bothersome, discuss with your doctor for other options.
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