Instructions for Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide
Effects of Benazepril-HydrochlorothiazideA 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. During clinical studies in people taking benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide, both systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased significantly.
By lowering blood pressure, benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide can decrease the risk of developing health problems (such as a heart attack or stroke) that can result from long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure).
Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide: When and How Do I Take It?Some general considerations for when and how to take benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide include:
- Benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide comes in tablet form. It is taken once a day.
- Benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide may be taken with or without food.
- Benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
- For benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide will not work if you stop taking it.
Dosing With Benazepril-HydrochlorothiazideThe dose of benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking
- How you respond to benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide Dosing for more information about dosing guidelines for benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide.)