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BENACE 5 MG TABLET

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Composition for BENACE

Benazepril(5 mg)

food interaction for BENACE

alcohol interaction for BENACE

pregnancy interaction for BENACE

lactation interaction for BENACE

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Benace 5 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking Benazepril with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
UNSAFE
Benace 5 mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Benace 5 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for BENACE

Benazepril(5 mg)

Uses

Benace 5 mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , heart failure, heart attack and diabetic kidney disease.

How it works

Benace 5 mg tablet relaxes blood vessels which lowers blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.

Common side effects

Nausea, Cough, Diarrhoea, Headache, Stomach upset, Fatigue

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Expert advice for BENACE

  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
  • Notify the doctor if you have signs of recurrent infections (sore throat, chills, fever), these may be signs of neutropenia (unusually low number of cells called neutrophils, a type of white blood cells). 
     
  • Benazepril should be discontinued a day prior to any surgery.
  • Notify your doctor if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing. This may occur in 1 out of 100 patients taking the Benazepril.
  • Your doctor may recommend a change in the lifestyle to lower your blood pressure. It may include
    • Consume fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and reduce saturated-total fat.
    • Reduce daily dietary sodium intake as much as possible, ideally to 65 mmol/day (1.5 g/day sodium or 3.8 g/day sodium chloride).
    • Regular aerobic physical activity (at least 30 minutes/day, most days of the week).
     
  • A persistent dry cough is common with Benazepril. Notify the doctor if the cough becomes bothersome. Do not take any cough medicines.
  • Benazepril may cause dizziness in the first few days of starting the treatment, especially after the first dose. To avoid this, take the Benazepril at bedtime, drink plenty of water and get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
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    Avoid driving if you feel dizzy after consuming Benazepril.
  • Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.

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Content on this page was last updated on 07 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)