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Lotensin HCT is indicated for the treatment of hypertension.
This fixed combination drug is not indicated for the initial therapy of hypertension (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Dose once daily. The dosage may then be increased after 2 to 3 weeks as needed to help achieve blood pressure goals. The maximum recommended dose is 20mg/25mg.
A patient whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled with benazapril alone or with hydrochlorothiazide alone may be switched to combination therapy with Lotensin HCT. The usual recommended starting dose is 10/12.5 mg once daily to control blood pressure.
The combination may be substituted for the titrated individual components.
Lotensin HCT is available in tablets of four different strengths:
|Benazepril 5 mg||Hydrochlorothiazide 6.25 mg||Tablet Color white|
|10 mg||12.5 mg||light pink|
|20 mg||12.5 mg||grayish-violet|
|20 mg||25 mg||red|
Tablets of each strength are supplied in bottles that contain a desiccant and 100 tablets.
The National Drug Codes for the various packages are
|Dose||Bottle of 100||Tablet Imprint|
Tablets are oblong and scored, with “LOTENSIN HCT” on one side and appropriate number imprinted on the other side.
Do not store above 30°C (86°F). Protect from moisture and light. Dispense in tight, light-resistant container (USP).
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Validus Pharmaceuticals, LLC at --VALIDUS (1-866-982-5438) or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch
Distributed by: Validus Pharmaceuticals LLC Parsippany, New Jersey 07054. Revised: August 2015This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/28/2015
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