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Brand Name Lotensin-HCT
Generic Name Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide
Category Blood Pressure
Medication 10 and 20 mg

Information to have about Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (Generic Equivalent to Lotensin-HCT) . .

What is Generic Lotensin-HCT and what are its uses ?
How does Generic Lotensin-HCT Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Generic Lotensin-HCT ?

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Generic Lotensin-HCT
Generic Lotensin-HCT Warnings and Precautions.

Generic Lotensin-HCT Side effects.

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What is Generic Lotensin-HCT and what are its uses ?

Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) is a combination of two drugs used to lower blood pressure.

Benazepril is an ACE inhibitor that controls high blood pressure (hypertension) by relaxing blood vessels.

Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic. High blood pressure can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure.

By lowering blood pressure, Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) can help reduce your risk of having damage to your kidneys, heart, or other organs. Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) does not cure high blood pressure.

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How does Generic Lotensin-HCT Works (Mechanism) ?

Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT)is a combination of Benazepril and Hydrochlorothiazide.

Benazepril is an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor. ACE is an enzyme in the body, which is important for the formation of angiotensin II. Angiotensin II causes constriction of arteries in the body, thereby elevating blood pressure. ACE inhibitors such as Benazepril lower blood pressure by inhibiting the formation of angiotensin II, thus relaxing the arteries. Relaxing the arteries not only lowers blood pressure, but also improves the pumping efficiency of a failing heart and improves cardiac output in patients with heart failure.

Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic (water pill). Hydrochlorothiazide works by blocking salt and fluid reabsorption in the kidneys, causing increased urine output (diuresis). Hydrochlorothiazide has also been used in treating mild high blood pressure, even though the mechanism of blood pressure lowering is not well understood.

Hydrochlorothiazide often washes too much potassium out of the body along with the water. However, the Benazepril part of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) tends to keep potassium in the body, thereby canceling this unwanted effect.

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Dosage: How should you take Generic Lotensin-HCT ?

Take Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) tablets orally.

You may take Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) with or without food. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. Take your Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) doses at regular intervals. Do not take Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) more often than directed. Do not stop taking Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) except on your prescriber's advice.

Adults
Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) is usually taken once a day. Your doctor will adjust the Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) dosage depending on how your blood pressure responds. The smallest dose that is effective should be used.

Children
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) in children. Special care may be needed.

Have you skipped your Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) dose?
If you miss a dose of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT), take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT), take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT).

If you take too much of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT)?
Incase of an overdose with Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) include

Where should you store Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT)?
Keep Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) out of the reach of children.

Store Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Protect from moisture and light. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused amount of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) after the expiration date.

Available strengths of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT)
Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) tablets are available in the strengths of 10-12.5 mg (Benazepril 10 mg+ Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg), 20-12.5 mg (Benazepril 20 mg+ Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg) and 20-25 mg (Benazepril 20 mg + Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg).

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Possible food and drug interactions when taking Generic Lotensin-HCT

The following drugs may interact with Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT). They may increase or decrease the activity of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT).

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including nonprescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines. 

Who should not take Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT)?
Benazepril in Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) have been shown to cause injury and even death to the unborn child when used in pregnancy during the second and third trimesters. If you are pregnant, your doctor should discontinue Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) as soon as possible. If you plan to become pregnant, make sure your doctor knows you are taking Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT).

The Hydrochlorothiazide component of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) can cause jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes) and abnormal bruising and bleeding in newborns.

Hydrochlorothiazide component of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant. It is not know whether Benazepril component of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) passes into breast milk. Do not take Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

If you develop swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, or of your arms and legs, or have difficulty swallowing or breathing, stop taking Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) and contact your doctor immediately. You may be having an allergic reaction and might need emergency treatment.

You may feel light-headed, especially during the first few days of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) therapy. If this occurs, notify your doctor. If you actually faint, stop taking Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) until you have consulted with your doctor.

Inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) before undergoing surgery or anesthesia.

Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium without consulting your doctor.

If you develop a sore throat or fever, contact your doctor immediately. It could indicate a more serious illness.

Your doctor will probably check your kidney function when you start taking Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) and do follow-up tests periodically thereafter. For people with severe kidney disease, doctors usually prescribe other blood pressure medications instead of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT).

Caution is warranted, too, if you have liver disease. If you notice a yellow tinge to your skin and the whites of your eyes, stop taking Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) and notify your doctor. This could be a sign of liver damage.

Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) may increase your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes. It may cause kidney problems in people with severe congestive heart failure. It can also trigger gout or the connective tissue disease lupus erythematosus. Use Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) cautiously if you have any of these problems.

You should not take Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) if you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to any of the following: Lotensin, thiazide diuretics such as Hydrodiuril and Esidrix, ACE inhibitors such as captopril and Vasotec, or sulfa or other sulfonamide-derived drugs such as Bactrim and Septra. If you have a history of allergies or asthma, you may be at greater risk for an allergic reaction to Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT). Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced.

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Generic Lotensin-HCT Warnings and Precautions.

Check your blood pressure regularly while you are taking Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT). Ask your prescriber or health care professional what your blood pressure should be and when you should contact him or her. When you check your blood pressure, write down the measurements to show your prescriber or health care professional. You must not get dehydrated, ask your prescriber or health care professional how much fluid you need to drink a day. If you are taking Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) for a long time you must visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Make sure you schedule appointments on a regular basis.

Check with your prescriber or health care professional if you get an attack of severe diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, or if you sweat a lot. The loss of too much body fluid can make it dangerous for you to take Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) .

You may get dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires mental alertness until you know how Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) affects you. To avoid dizzy or fainting spells, do not stand or sit up quickly. Alcohol may increase the possibility of dizziness. Avoid alcoholic drinks until you have discussed their use with your prescriber or health care professional.

If you are going to have surgery tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT).

Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) may affect your blood sugar level. If you have diabetes, check with your prescriber or health care professional before changing the dose of your diabetic medicine.

Avoid salt substitutes unless you are told otherwise by your prescriber or health care professional. Do not take medicines for appetite control, asthma, colds, cough, hay fever, or sinus problems without asking your prescriber or health care professional for advice. Do not treat yourself for a fever or sore throat; check with your prescriber or health care professional first.

Generic Lotensin-HCT Side effects.

Side effects of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible: 

Rare or uncommon:

  • difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, or tightening of the throat
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, hands, or feet
  • unusual rash, bleeding or bruising, or pinpoint red spots on the skin  

Other:

  • confusion, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting spells
  • decreased amount of urine passed
  • decreased sexual function
  • fast or uneven heart beat, palpitations, or chest pain
  • fever or chills
  • irregular heartbeat
  • muscle cramps
  • stomach pain
  • vomiting
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • worsened gout pain
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects of Benazepril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide (generic Lotensin-HCT) that should be reported to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome:

  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • increased sensitivity to the sun
  • nausea
  • tiredness or fatigue

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