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Lotensin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is benazepril (Lotensin)?
- What are the possible side effects of benazepril (Lotensin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about benazepril (Lotensin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking benazepril (Lotensin)?
- How should I take benazepril (Lotensin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Lotensin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Lotensin)?
- What should I avoid while taking benazepril (Lotensin)?
- What other drugs will affect benazepril (Lotensin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Lotensin)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Lotensin)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a benazepril overdose may include feeling extremely dizzy or light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking benazepril (Lotensin)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of benazepril.
Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking benazepril, unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect benazepril (Lotensin)?
Before taking benazepril, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
- gold injections to treat arthritis;
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
- insulin or diabetes medications you take by mouth;
- a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con;
- salt substitutes that contain potassium; or
- a diuretic (water pill).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with benazepril. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has information about benazepril written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Lotensin Side Effects Center
- Lotensin Overview including Precautions
- Lotensin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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