An Overview of Benazepril-Amlodipine Side Effects
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects associated with benazepril
hydrochloride and amlodipine besylate Lotrel®
). However, not everyone who takes benazepril-amlodipine
will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate benazepril-amlodipine
well. When side effects do occur, in many cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(The benazepril-amlodipine side effects discussed below are not a complete list of side effects reported with this drug. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of these side effects with you.)
Common Benazepril-Amlodipine Side Effects
Extensive clinical trials have looked at the effects of benazepril-amlodipine on thousands of people worldwide. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to side effects that occur in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common benazepril-amlodipine side effects include:
- Cough -- occurring in up to 3.3 percent of people (see Lotrel Cough)
- Headache -- up to 2.2 percent
- Unexplained swelling -- up to 2.1 percent
- High potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia) -- up to 1.5 percent
- Dizziness -- up to 1.3 percent.