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Lotrel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is amlodipine and benazepril (Lotrel)?
- What are the possible side effects of amlodipine and benazepril (Lotrel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about amlodipine and benazepril (Lotrel)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking amlodipine and benazepril (Lotrel)?
- How should I take amlodipine and benazepril (Lotrel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Lotrel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Lotrel)?
- What should I avoid while taking amlodipine and benazepril (Lotrel)?
- What other drugs will affect amlodipine and benazepril (Lotrel)?
- Where can I get more information?
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.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling extremely dizzy or light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking amlodipine and benazepril (Lotrel)?
Amlodipine and benazepril may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of amlodipine and benazepril.
Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking amlodipine and benazepril, unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect amlodipine and benazepril (Lotrel)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- gold injections to treat arthritis;
- a shot for bee-sting allergy;
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
- a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
- a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con;
- salt substitutes that contain potassium; or
- a diuretic (water pill) such as amiloride (Midamor), bumetanide (Bumex), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), ethacrynic acid (Edecrin), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Mykrox, Zarxolyn), spironolactone (Aldactone), triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), torsemide (Demadex).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with amlodipine and benazepril. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over the counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
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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