Lotrel (Amlodipine/Benazepril) is a combination prescription used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Amlodipine belongs to the class of drugs called a calcium channel blocker and Benazepril belongs to the class of drugs known as an ACE inhibitor. This medication works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. You can help prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems by lowering high blood pressure. Lotrel is taken with or without food usually once daily or as directed by the doctor.
Canadian Pharmacy King Offers the generic Lotrel from the United States. The brand Lotrel is not available for this medication. Lotrel is available in the strength of 5 mg/20 mg, 5 mg/40 mg, 10 mg/20 mg and 10 mg/40 mg capsules.
Lotrel Side Effects
The common side effects of Lotrel may include dizziness or light-headedness, dry cough or swelling hands ankles or feet.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the following serious side effects such as:
• Fast, irregular or pounding heartbeat;
• Signs of kidney problems;
• Symptoms of a high potassium blood level such muscle weakness
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Lotrel if you are allergic to Amlodipine or Benazepril or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may make you dizzy. Alcohol and marijuana can make you dizzier. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor before you take potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium as this medication may increase your potassium levels. Lotrel is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby. This medication passes into breast milk.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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