Side effect(s) of Amlodipine and Benazepril

Review the side-effects of Amlodipine and Benazepril as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

   Most Common
- Cough, headache, dizziness, fluid retention.

   Body as a Whole
- Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles or lower legs, fever, chills, flu symptoms, weakness, fatigue.

   Central Nervous System
- Sleeplessness, nervousness, anxiety, tremor, and decreased libido.

- Flushing, hot flashes, rash, yellowing of the skin or eyes, skin nodule, and skin inflammation.

- Dry mouth, nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, and esophagitis.

- Decrease in white blood cells.

- Decrease in blood potassium, anemia and reduced number of platelets.

- Back pain, muscle, joint pain, and muscle cramps.

- Throat inflammation.

- Sexual problems such as impotence, and increased urination.

Other Precautions :

Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Amlodipine and Benazepril

Amlodipine and Benazepril(Lotrel ) generic is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Amlodipine belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump hard. Benazepril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly. It widens blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Trade Names for Amlodipine and Benazepril

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