Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Lotensin
Generic Name: benazepril (Pronunciation: ben AY ze pril)
What is benazepril (Lotensin)?
Benazepril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.
Benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
Benazepril may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Benazepril 10 mg-APO
round, yellow, imprinted with APO, BE 10
Benazepril 10 mg-EON
round, orange, imprinted with E 53
Benazepril 10 mg-ETH
round, red, imprinted with 342, ETH
Benazepril 10 mg-MYL
round, white, imprinted with M, 443
Benazepril 10 mg-RAN
round, yellow, imprinted with RX 737
Benazepril 10 mg-SAN
round, yellow, imprinted with GG 747, 10
Benazepril 10 mg-TEV
triangular, orange, imprinted with 93, 5125
Benazepril 20 mg-APO
round, peach, imprinted with APO, BE 20
Benazepril 20 mg-EON
round, pink, imprinted with E 82
Benazepril 20 mg-ETH
round, gray, imprinted with 343, ETH
Benazepril 20 mg-MYL
round, white, imprinted with M 444
Benazepril 20 mg-RAN
round, peach, imprinted with RX 738
Benazepril 20 mg-SAN
round, pink, imprinted with GG 748, 20
Benazepril 20 mg-TEV
triangular, pink, imprinted with 93, 5126
Benazepril 40 mg-APO
round, pink, imprinted with APO, BE 40
Benazepril 40 mg-EON
round, red, imprinted with E 48
Benazepril 40 mg-ETH
round, blue, imprinted with 344, ETH
Benazepril 40 mg-MYL
oval, white, imprinted with M447
Benazepril 40 mg-TEV
triangular, pink, imprinted with 93, 5127
Benazepril 5 mg-APO
round, white, imprinted with APO, BE 5
Benazepril 5 mg-EON
round, yellow, imprinted with E 5
Benazepril 5 mg-ETH
round, white, imprinted with 341, ETH
Benazepril 5 mg-MYL
round, white, imprinted with M, 441
Benazepril 5 mg-TEV
triangular, yellow, imprinted with 93, 5124
Lotensin 10 mg
round, yellow, imprinted with LOTENSIN, 10
Lotensin 10 mg-NOV
round, yellow, imprinted with 10, LOTENSIN
Lotensin 20 mg
round, pink, imprinted with LOTENSIN, 20
Lotensin 40 mg
round, peach, imprinted with LOTENSIN, 40
Lotensin 5 mg
round, yellow, imprinted with LOTENSIN, 5
What are the possible side effects of benazepril (Lotensin)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; severe stomach pain; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about benazepril (Lotensin)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of benazepril.
Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking benazepril, unless your doctor has told you to.
Vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating can cause you to become dehydrated. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure while you are taking benazepril. Drink plenty of water each day while you are taking this medication.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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