Lotensin (Benazepril) for Heart Disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Lotensin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Lotensin is also known by its drug name, Benazepril.

Lotensin is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. ACE inhibitors are believed to work by relaxing the blood vessels.

How do I take it?
Lotensin is generally taken once or twice daily.

Lotensin comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Lotensin lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, anxiety, cough, flushed skin, itching, nausea, vomiting, and constipation.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Lotensin include angioedema, liver failure, anaphylaxis, and fetal toxicity.

For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to ACE inhibitors during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at MothertoBaby.org.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Lotensin – RxList

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