What to Tell the Doctor Prescribing Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide
Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide, you should talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling under the skin
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short)
- High cholesterol
- Fluid or electrolyte problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide, other ACE inhibitors, sulfa drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Lotensin HCT and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- Drink alcohol regularly
- 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-Hydrochlorothiazide for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide.)