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Lotensin HCT

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide and benazepril [HYE-droe-KLOR-oh-THY-a-zide-and-ben-AZ-e-pril]
Drug class: ACE inhibitors with thiazides

What is the Lotensin HCT?

Benazepril, also known as ACE inhibitor (ACE is Angiotensin Converting Enzyme), is a thiazide.Lotensin The combination drug HCT is used to treat high blood pressure.This medication guide does not list all possible uses of Lotensin.

Side effects of Lotensin HCT

If you experience symptoms of an allergic response (hives), a severe reaction to your skin (fever or skin pains, a burning sensation in your eyes or face, or severe swelling in the face or throat), or if your skin is irritated (red or purple rash, blisters, or skin that peels and blisters), seek emergency medical attention.If you're African-American, your chances of having an allergic reaction are higher.

Lotensin HCT may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you could pass out.
  • Jaundice
  • Blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around light
  • Fever, chills, and flu-like symptoms; sore throats, mouth sores
  • Signs of electrolyte deficiency: leg cramps, constipation or muscle pain, jitteriness, increased thirst, urination or thirst, numbness, tingling or numbness, loss of mobility;
  • If you have kidney problems, it could be that your urine is not as frequent, that swelling of the feet or ankles makes you feel tired, or that your breath feels short.
  • Joint discomfort and new or worsening lupus symptoms, including a rash that gets worse in the sun on your arms or cheeks.

Lotensin HCT can cause the following side effects:

  • Dizziness;
  • Cough;
  • Headache
  • Feeling tired

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


Use it only if you're not pregnant. Stop taking Lotensin and inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant.This medicine should not be used if your urination is impaired, if angioedema has ever occurred, or if sulfa drugs or ACE inhibitors are allergens. Do not take Lotensin hct within 36 hours of taking a medicine containing sacubitril, such as Entresto.Lotensin HCT should not be taken with any medications that contain aliskiren if you have diabetes.

Before you take this drug

This medicine should not be used if you have an allergy to hydrochlorothiazide, benazepril, or:

  • You are unable to urinate.
  • You have had angioedema before.
  • You recently took a medicine for your heart called sacubitril.
  • You are allergic to sulfa medications.
  • You are allergic to any ACE-inhibitor (captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril, and trandolapril).

Lotensin HCT should not be taken within 36 hours of taking a medicine containing sacubitril, such as Entersto.Lotensin HCT should not be used with any medications that contain aliskiren, a blood pressure medication.If you have kidney problems, it is important to avoid using lotensin with aliskiren.

Inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Allergies or asthma
  • Kidney disease (or dialysis if you have it);
  • Cirrhosis, or other liver diseases.
  • Glaucoma;
  • Congestive heart failure;
  • Gout;
  • An electrolyte imbalance is a low potassium or magnesium level in the blood.
  • Lupus
  • If you have an allergy to penicillin
  • If you're on a diet low in salt,

You should not take this medication if you're pregnant. Benazepril may cause harm or even death to an unborn child if taken during the second or third trimester.You should not breastfeed while taking this medication.

How to take Lotensin?

Follow the directions and instructions that are included with the medication.Sometimes, your doctor will change the dose.Take the medicine exactly as directed.If you experience diarrhoea or nausea on a regular basis, or if your sweating is higher than normal, call your doctor. Lotensin can cause dehydration. Dehydration can cause very low blood pressure or electrolyte disorders, as well as kidney failure.Regularly checking your blood pressure is important You may need to check your kidney function. If you are dehydrated or have vomited, your blood and urine will be tested.Tell your surgeon that you use Lotensin before you undergo surgery.Even if you are feeling well, continue to use Lotensin as directed. High blood pressure can often be symptomless. Blood pressure medications may be needed for the rest of your life.Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep the tablets and the moisture-absorbing preservative in the original containers.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you are almost due for your next dose, skip the missed one. Never take two doses of the same medicine at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For poison assistance, call 1-800-222-1222 or get immediate medical help.Overdose symptoms include feeling thirsty, lightheaded, or fainting.

What should be avoided?

Use potassium supplements and salt substitutes only if your doctor recommends them.Drink enough fluids to avoid becoming dehydrated or overheated during exercise or in hot weather. You should follow your doctor's advice on the amount and type of fluids to drink.You may get dizzy if you stand up quickly from a seated or lying position.Alcohol consumption may enhance certain side effects associated with Lotensin HCT.The use of hydrochlorothiazide can increase your risk of skin cancer. Avoid tanning beds or sunlight. When you're outdoors, wear protective clothing and use sunblock with an SPF of 30 or more. You may be asked to undergo regular skin checks by your doctor.

Interaction with other drug

Tell your doctor about all medications that you take. Lotensin can be affected by many drugs, including:

  • Other blood pressure medications, including another diuretic (water pill) or other medication to lower blood pressure;
  • Digoxin;
  • Lithium;
  • Cancer Medicine
  • Gold injections for arthritis
  • Insulin, or oral diabetes medication
  • A muscle relaxer;
  • Medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection—cyclosporine, everolimus, sirolimus, tacrolimus,
  • Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Diclofenac, and Indomethacin are all nsaids.

This list isn't complete, and other drugs can also affect Lotensin. Included are over-the-counter, prescription, herbal, and vitamin products. The list is not exhaustive.




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