amlodipine/benazepril - oral, Lotrel
GENERIC NAME: AMLODIPINE/BENAZEPRIL - ORAL (am-LOE-di-peen/ben-AZ-e-pril)
BRAND NAME(S): Lotrel
WARNING: This drug can cause serious harm (possibly fatal) to an unborn baby if used during pregnancy. Therefore, it is important to prevent pregnancy while taking this medication. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control while taking this medication. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately.
USES: This medication is a combination of two drugs: a calcium channel blocker (amlodipine) and an ACE inhibitor (benazepril). It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
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