Warnings and Precautions With Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide
There are several warnings and precautions with benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide. These warnings relate to drug interactions, allergic reactions, increased risk of infections, and other topics. There are also a number of people who should not take this medication, including those who have severe kidney disease or have allergies to sulfa drugs. Prior to taking benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide, talk to your healthcare provider about your medical history and any precautions that may apply to you.
Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking benazepril hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide (Lotensin HCT®), 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
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling under the skin
- High cholesterol
- Fluid or electrolyte problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to Lotensin, HCT, 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.