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More Info on Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide Interactions

Barbiturates
When taking benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide with a barbiturate, your blood pressure may decrease too much. In order to decrease the chances of this benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide interaction, your healthcare provider may change the dose of either medicine, start you on a lower dose of benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide, and/or monitor you more closely.
 
Narcotics
When taking benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide with a narcotic, your blood pressure may decrease too much. In order to decrease the chances of this interaction, your healthcare provider may change the dose of either medicine, start you on a lower dose of benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide, and/or monitor you more closely.
 
Cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran, Questran Light, LoCholest)
Cholestyramine can bind to benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide in the digestive tract and decrease its absorption into the body. To avoid this drug interaction, benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide should be taken at least one hour before, or four to six hours after, cholestyramine has been given.
 
Colestipol (Colestid)
Colestipol can bind to benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide in the digestive tract and decrease its absorption into the body. To avoid this drug interaction, benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide should be taken at least one hour before, or four to six hours after, colestipol has been given.
 
Corticosteroids
Taking corticosteroids with benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide may cause an electrolyte imbalance, especially with the levels of potassium in the blood. If you are taking a corticosteroid with benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide, your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely and/or adjust your dose of medicine as needed.
 
Norepinephrine
Norepinephrine is a medicine that is used to treat very low blood pressure. Benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide may affect the ability of norepinephrine to raise blood pressure.
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