amlodipine and benazepril, Lotrel (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: 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:

Overgrowth of gums, heart palpitations, anemia, reduced number of platelets, and serious skin reactions also may occur.



PREPARATIONS: Capsules (mg amlodipine/mg benazepril): 2.5/10; 5/10;5/20; 5/40; 10/20; and 10/40

STORAGE: Lotrel should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 C - 86 F).

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

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Combining benazepril with potassium supplements, potassium containing salt substitutes, and potassium conserving diuretics such as amiloride (Moduretic), spironolactone (Aldactone), and triamterene (Dyazide, Maxzide), can lead to dangerously high blood levels of potassium.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/24/2015

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