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When to Consider an Alternative to Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide

Who Should Not Take Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide?

You should not take benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide if you:
 
  • Have a history of angioedema, even if unrelated to previous ACE inhibitor treatment.

   

  • Have hereditary or idiopathic angioedema.
     
  • Are allergic to sulfonamide-derived drugs (also referred to as sulfa drugs). This includes certain types of antibiotics, diabetes medicines, and diuretics.
     
  • Are allergic to other ACE inhibitors.
     
  • Have severe kidney disease.
  • Have diabetes and are also taking any medications that contain aliskiren (Tekturna®, Tekamlo®, Tekturna HCT®, Amturnide®, Valturna®), due to an increased risk for low blood pressure, high blood potassium, and kidney problems in this situation.
 

A Summary of Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide Precautions and Warnings

There are a number of situations where benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with this drug. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
 
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