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    Information about Benazepril

    Benazepril uses

    Benazepril is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure.

    How benazepril works

    Benazepril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by reducing stress on the heart and relaxing blood vessel so that blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

    Common side effects of benazepril

    Decreased blood pressure, Cough, Increased potassium level in blood, Fatigue, Weakness, Dizziness, Renal impairment

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    Expert advice for Benazepril

    • You have been prescribed Benazepril to improve blood pressure.
    • Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & strokes.
    • It may also be used to treat chronic (long-standing) heart failure.
    • It protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney diseases.
    • Benazepril can make you feel dizzy for the first few days.  Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
    • Let your doctor know about any dizziness, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
    • Benazepril may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
    • Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Benazepril.

    Content on this page was last updated on 13 June, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)