Lotensin Oral Tablet 10Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Lotensin: Oral tablet (10mg)

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What is this Medicine?

BENAZEPRIL (ben AY ze pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Lotensin: Oral tablet(10mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Lotensin 10mg Tablet

NDC: 000830063
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hypertension

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Diabetic Nephropathy, Renal Impairment, Proteinuria, Heart Failure

Storage Information
Store below 86 degrees F
Protect from moisture
Lotensin 10mg Tablet
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: LOTENSIN  |  10
Shape: round
Color: yellow

Reported Side Effects for Lotensin 10mg Tablet

Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Diaphoresis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flushing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Melena Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Photosensitivity Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Kidney Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hemolytic Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Senear-Usher Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Lung Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Sinus Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Angioedema Incidence:
0.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
High Potassium Level Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
2.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
3.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
6.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Lotensin 10mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Lotensin 10mg Tablet(Benazepril Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Benazepril Hydrochloride)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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