Lotensin (Benazepril) is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. Generic Lotensin is one of Novartis Pharmaceuticals best-selling drugs mainly prescribed to treat hypertension & countless off-label uses.
Generic Lotensin may also be marketed as: benazepril, Lotensin HCT.
*Lotensin® is manufactured by Novartis.
Generic Lotensin (benazepril) is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. Generic Lotensin is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It works by relaxing the blood vessels, which helps to lower blood pressure.
This medication may also be used to help protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes and with other drugs (e.g., "water pills"/diuretics, digoxin) to treat congestive heart failure.
Take Generic Lotensin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. You may take Generic Lotensin with or without food.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Generic Lotensin: hives; severe stomach pain; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
*You may be more likely to have an allergic reaction to Generic Lotensin if you are African-American.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Some medical conditions may interact with Generic Lotensin. Tell your health care provider if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Generic Lotensin.