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Side Effects of Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide

Potential side effects of benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide include dizziness, fatigue, and a cough. Most people tolerate the medication well and, in many cases, you or your healthcare provider can easily treat the side effects that do occur. However, there are some more serious side effects of the medication that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, such as vomiting, unexplained swelling, and difficulty breathing.

An Overview of Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects associated with benazepril hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide (Lotensin HCT®). However, not everyone who takes benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide 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 side effects discussed below are not a complete list of side effects reported with benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of these side effects with you.)

Common Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide Side Effects

Extensive clinical trials have looked at the effects of benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide 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-hydrochlorothiazide side effects include:
  • Dizziness -- occurring in up to 6.3 percent of people
  • Fatigue -- up to 5.2 percent
  • Cough -- up to 2.1 percent (see Lotensin Cough).
Other side effects with benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide that occur in more than 1 percent of people include, but are not limited to:
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