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More Details About Interactions With Benazepril-Amlodipine

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when this product is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Antacids
Taking antacids with benazepril-amlodipine may decrease the absorption of benazepril-amlodipine into the body. If you are taking antacids, they should be taken at least two hours before or after taking benazepril-amlodipine.
 
Aliskiren
Combining benazepril-amlodipine with aliskiren may increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension), fainting, kidney problems (including kidney failure), and dangerously high potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). In general, such combinations are usually avoided. If it is necessary to take such medications together, very close monitoring will be required.
 
Aliskiren and benazepril-amlodipine should never be combined in people with diabetes, because they may have a higher risk for these complications. Also, this combination is not recommended for people with moderate-to-severe kidney problems.  
 
Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
Combining benazepril-amlodipine with an ARB may increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension), fainting, kidney problems (including kidney failure), and dangerously high potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). In general, such combinations are usually avoided. If it is necessary to take such medications together, very close monitoring will be required. 
 
Diuretics
When taking benazepril-amlodipine with a diuretic, your blood pressure may decrease too much. This is more likely to occur when benazepril-amlodipine is first started. In order to decrease the chances of this interaction, your healthcare provider may change the dose of the diuretic, start you on a lower dose of benazepril-amlodipine, and/or monitor you more closely.
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