Generic Lotensin - Benazapril
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Generic Equivalent To Brand Name Lotensin
Name : Benazapril
Dosage : 10mg
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CLASS and MECHANISM of Action
Generic "Lotensin" is in a family of drugs called ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors. It works by preventing a chemical in your blood called angiotensin I from converting into a more potent form that increases salt and water retention in your body. Generic "Lotensin" also enhances blood flow throughout your blood vessels.
Active Ingredients: Benazepril.
Inactive Ingredients: hydrogenated castor oil (5-mg, 10-mg, and 20-mg tablets), magnesium stearate (40-mg tablets),, propylene glycol (5-mg and 40-mg tablets), cellulose, hypromellose, crospovidone, colloidal silicon dioxide, polysorbate 80, lactose, iron oxides, titanium dioxide, starch and talc.
What is Generic "Lotensin" PRESCRIBED For?
Generic "Lotensin" is used in the treatment of high blood pressure in adults and children 7 to 17 years old. It is effective when used alone or in combination with thiazide diuretics. You must take Generic "Lotensin" regularly for it to be effective. Since blood pressure declines gradually, it may be several weeks before you get the full benefit of Lotensin; and you must continue taking it even if you are feeling well. Generic "Lotensin" does not cure high blood pressure; it merely keeps it under control.
How Should I Take Generic "Lotensin"?
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Generic "Lotensin" medicine may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Drink 6 to 8 full glasses of water daily while you are taking this medication. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.
STORE at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Protect from moisture and light.
What are the CONTRAINDICATIONS for taking Generic "Lotensin"?
Do not take this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in this product. Do not stop using this medicine without first checking with your doctor.
Generic "Lotensin" can cause serious fetal harm if used during the last six months of pregnancy. If pregnancy occurs, stop using this drug and immediately contact your physician.
Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. This medicine may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting, especially when you begin taking this medicine. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. Do not use a salt substitute without checking with your doctor.
What Happens if I MISS A DOSE?
Take the missed dose when you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra dose to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I OVERDOSE?
Although there is no specific information available, a sudden drop in blood pressure would most likely be the primary symptom of Generic "Lotensin" overdose. If you suspect a Generic "Lotensin" overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
What are the possible SIDE EFFECTS of Generic "Lotensin"?
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic "Lotensin".
If you develop swelling of your face, around the lips, tongue, or throat; swelling of arms and legs; or difficulty swallowing, you should contact your doctor immediately. You may need emergency treatment. Be especially wary if you're an African merican: Your chances of this type of reaction are higher. Severe allergic reactions are also more likely if you are being given bee or wasp venom to guard against future reactions to stings.
Side effects, that may occur during treatment, include
If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor.
- vomiting, or diarrhea
What other drugs can INTERACT with Generic "Lotensin"?
Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you are using, especially: a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con, and others, salt substitutes that contain potassium, any of the diuretics (water pills) triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), spironolactone (Aldactone), or amiloride (Midamor), any other diuretic (water pill) such as hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, others), furosemide (Lasix), bumetanide (Bumex), indapamide (Lozol), and others, or lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others). Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Generic "Lotensin".
Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children. If using this medicine for an extended period of time, obtain refills before your supply runs out.