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Lotensin

Benazepril hydrochloride, brand name LotensinĀ®, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure, and chronic renal failure. Upon cleavage of its ester group by the liver, benazepril is converted into its active form benazeprilat, a non-sulfhydryl angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. more...

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Dosage forms

Oral tablets, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg

Side effects

Most commonly, headache and cough. Anaphylaxis and angioedema can occur. Hyperkalemia, or an elevation of potassium levels, can also occur.

Benazepril may cause harm to the fetus during pregnancy.

Contraindications

Benazepril should be discontinued during pregnancy.

Benazepril hydrochloride, brand name FortekorĀ®, is a medication used to treat congestive heart failure in dogs congestive heart failure, and chronic renal failure in cats.

Fortekor is marketed by Novartis.

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