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Lotrel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Lotrel)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If you are more than 12 hours late, skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Lotrel)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking amlodipine and benazepril (Lotrel)?

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking amlodipine and benazepril, unless your doctor has told you to.

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of amlodipine and benazepril.

What other drugs will affect amlodipine and benazepril (Lotrel)?

Many drugs can interact with amlodipine and benazepril. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using during treatment with amlodipine and benazepril, especially:

  • gold injections to treat arthritis;
  • a shot for bee-sting allergy;
  • lithium;
  • simvastatin;
  • a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others;
  • 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 many other drugs can interact with amlodipine and benazepril. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about amlodipine and benazepril.


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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