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    Information about Benazepril

    Benazepril uses

    Benazepril is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. It lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.

    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

    Available Medicine for Benazepril

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    Expert advice for Benazepril

    • You may get a dry cough while using Benazepril. Report to your doctor if there is a persistent cough.
    • 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.
    • Inform your doctor immediately if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • You shouldn’t take Benazepril if you’re pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Benazepril may cause birth defects or be fatal to your unborn baby.

    Content on this page was last updated on 09 March, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)