Lotensin General Information
Lotensin (generic name: benazepril; brand names include: Benace) belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
Lotesin is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines.
Lotensin controls high blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly.
Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
Lotensin is supplied under the brand name Benace as yellow tablets in blister packs. The product is manufactured by Novartis.
How to Use Lotensin
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Lotensin exactly as directed.
Take Lotensin tablets by mouth. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. Lotensin is usually taken once or twice a day with or without food.
Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking Lotensin except on your prescriber's advice. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Do not take potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium without talking to your doctor or pharmacist first.
If you miss a dose of Lotensin, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Store Lotensin at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture.
Before taking Lotensin, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have kidney disease;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: benazepril.