What Is Benazepril-Amlodipine Used For?
What is benazepril-amlodipine used for? Benazepril-amlodipine is used to lower high blood pressure in adults by causing the blood vessels to relax. As a result, blood pressure decreases and the heart can easily pump more blood to the rest of the body. Benazepril-amlodipine has not been approved for use in children and, at this time, there are no universally accepted off-label uses of this drug.
Uses for Benazepril-Amlodipine: An OverviewBenazepril hydrochloride and amlodipine besylate (Lotrel®) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to control high blood pressure (hypertension).
Benazepril-Amlodipine for High Blood Pressure
A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example: 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90, with multiple blood pressure readings.
Based on clinical studies, benazepril-amlodipine has been shown to significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The higher the dose of benazepril-amlodipine, the greater the drop in blood pressure tended to be. By lowering blood pressure, benazepril-amlodipine can decrease the risk of developing health problems (such as a stroke, heart disease, or congestive heart failure) that occur with long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure). However, benazepril-amlodipine is not a cure for high blood pressure.