Are There Risks With Benazepril-Amlodipine?
Drug Interactions With Benazepril-AmlodipineBenazepril-amlodipine can potentially interact with a number of medicines.
(Click Drug Interactions With Benazepril-Amlodipine for more information about benazepril-amlodipine and these other medicines.)
Benazepril-Amlodipine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking benazepril-amlodipine, you should talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure or aortic stenosis
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short)
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling under the skin
- Any allergies, including allergies to Lotrel, Lotensin, Norvasc, benazepril, amlodipine, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Lotrel and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Do not take any potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
(Click Warnings and Precautions With Benazepril-Amlodipine for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take benazepril-amlodipine.)