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Lotensin (Benazepril HCl)

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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Lotensin is a prescription medication your doctor may prescribe to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure is when too much force is acting on the blood vessels' walls. This extra force can cause damage that leads to heart attack and stroke.

Lotensin belongs to the class of medications called angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by preventing the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II. By lowering levels of angiotensin II, Lotensin works to lower blood pressure and heart disease risk. 

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10-11 hours

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5mg, 10mg, 20mg, 40mg


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The usual dosage is 10 mg by mouth once daily. The dosage can be increased to a maximum of 40 mg by mouth once daily or 20 mg twice daily.


The active ingredient in Lotensin is benazepril.


Common drug-drug interactions with this medication may include:

  • Bromperidol
  • Grass Pollen Allergen Extract
  • Sacubitril
  • Aliskiren
  • Amifostine
  • Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers
  • Lanthanum
  • Lithium
  • Obinutuzumab
  • Sodium Phosphates
  • Urapidil


Tell your doctor if you develop an unexplained dry cough while taking this drug. You may need to stop it and switch to another medication.

Tell your doctor if you develop swelling in the arms or legs while taking this drug.

Tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney or liver disease before starting Lotensin.

Side Effects

There are many possible side effects with Lotensin, including:

  • Agranulocytosis
  • Alopecia
  • Angioedema
  • Anxiety
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthenia
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Cholestatic Hepatitis
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Decreased Libido
  • Diaphoresis
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dyspnea
  • ECG Changes
  • Eosinophilia
  • Fatigue
  • Flushing
  • Gastritis
  • Headache
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hypertonia
  • Hyponatremia
  • Hypotension
  • Impotence
  • Increased Liver Enzymes
  • Increased Serum Bilirubin
  • Increased Serum Glucose
  • Increased Uric Acid
  • Infection
  • Insomnia
  • Melena
  • Myalgia
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Orthostatic Dizziness
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paresthesia
  • Pemphigus
  • Proteinuria
  • Psoriasis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Photosensitivity
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Urinary Frequency
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vomiting


Lotensin [package insert]. East Hanover, NJ: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp; 2009.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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