benazepril (Lotensin HTC)

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GENERIC NAME: benazepril

BRAND NAME: Lotensin HTC

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

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SIDE EFFECTS: Benazepril is generally well tolerated and side effects are usually mild and transient. Side effects include:

A dry, persistent cough has been reported with the use of benazepril and other ACE inhibitors. Coughing resolves after discontinuing the medication.

In rare instances, liver dysfunction and skin yellowing (jaundice) have been reported with ACE inhibitors. Benazepril should not be taken by people with a known allergy to ACE inhibitors. Swelling of the facial tissues and even the upper airways has been reported with ACE inhibitors on very rare occasions, and can lead to serious breathing difficulties. In rare instances, low white blood cell counts have been reported with the use of one ACE inhibitor. Low white blood cells increase the patient's risk of infections.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2016



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