Amlodipine is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Amlodipine relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow. Benazepril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. Benazepril also widens blood vessels and also prevents the body from retaining water. Amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is usually given after other blood pressure medications have been tried without successful treatment. Amlodipine and benazepril may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Amlodipine and benazepril can be taken with or without food. Vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating can cause you to become dehydrated. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure while you are taking amlodipine and benazepril. Drink 6 to 8 full glasses of water daily while you are taking this medication. To be sure this medication is helping your condition; your blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis. Your kidney or liver function may also need to be tested.


Lotrel Discussions

  1. link Hewittfj
    Muscle Weakness,Pain in lower back and Hips
    On Lotrel for years. Have Muscle weakness, fatigue and back and joint pain. Tingling in fingers and red flushing of hands. Also have tingling in ears - 49% more...
    Hewittfj- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lotrel
  2. link Grimmreefer
    ***HELP*** need answer asap!
    I just ran out of my lotrel 5/10 and no longer have insurance, or the money for the generic.. its been two days since ive taken any, my heartbeat is f - 71% more...
    Grimmreefer- over a year ago - in Lotrel
  3. link Cwk
    Flushing (red palms), cough, weight gain, water retention, hoarseness
    Wow! I feel so enlightened after reading these posts! I recently took MYSELF off Lotrel after having a BP of 106/73 at a thyroid check-up. I have been - 96% more...
    Cwk- over a year ago - in Lotrel
  4. link Paypay
    Ringing in the ears
    My mom has been taking Lotrel for a while...Generic and Name brand...Now she has developed constant ringing in the ears. What should she do? Should sh - 49% more...
    Paypay- over a year ago - in Lotrel
  5. link Pudge5151
    Lotrel dry cough, frequent urination, shortness of breath, heart
    I have similar problems. Dry cough minimal, frequent urination. I have also developed shortness of breath. Dr. claims heart is fine.
    Pudge5151- over a year ago - in Lotrel
  6. link Franx
    Lotrel bp
    Sorry to report no side effects. Been on it (10/40) since it was introduced and never had a problem. BP now 128/73.
    Franx- over a year ago - in Lotrel
  7. link Felicialisa3
    Lotrel bp, blood pressure drop, blood pressures, losing my mind, sleeping pill
    I am 45 yrs female and I've been on different blood pressures medicines for 15 years but I've been taking Lotrel for 2 years and I have Severe hair lo - 78% more...
    Felicialisa3- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lotrel
  8. link Mike10
    Lotrel side effects ??
    I too have a lot of bad side effects from lotrel. Should I be taking something to help ?? Do these side effects go after awhile ??
    Mike10- over a year ago - in Lotrel
  9. link Pinoymartini
    Lotrel thigh muscles, extreme fatigue, ankles, meds, rash
    well, I was on the 5/10 for a month or so with no problems...worked great,...BP was lower within tolerance... but doc wanted lower so he increased my - 73% more...
    Pinoymartini- over a year ago - in Lotrel
  10. link Mlewing
    generic lotrel by lupin
    after taking this drug for less than a week I am having morning headaches, muscle pain and hot flashes. Should I discontinue and go back to the name b - 4% more...
    Mlewing- over a year ago - in Lotrel
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