Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

GENERIC NAME: amlodipine and benazepril

BRAND NAME: Lotrel

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Lotrel is used for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) when blood pressure is not adequately controlled with either of its constituent drugs alone.

SIDE EFFECTS:

Lotrel causes the same side effects as benazepril and amlodipine.

Common side of Lotrel include

Other side effects of Lotrel include

  • kidney failure,
  • indigestion,
  • blood disorders,
  • overgrowth of gums,
  • heart palpitations,
  • anemia,
  • reduced number of platelets in the blood, and
  • serious skin reactions also may occur.

DOSAGE: The dose of Lotrel is tailored to the patient's needs. The dose is one capsule once daily.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/26/2016

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