What Is Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide Used For?
What is benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide used for? Benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide is used to lower high blood pressure in adults by relaxing the blood vessels and reducing the volume of the blood. Because of its effects, this drug can also lower the risks associated with long-term high blood pressure. Benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide has not been approved for use in children and, at this time, there are no universally accepted off-label uses of this drug.
Uses for Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide: An OverviewBenazepril hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide (Lotensin HCT®) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to control high blood pressure (hypertension).
Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide for High Blood Pressure
A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example: 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90, with multiple blood pressure readings.
Based on clinical studies, benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide has been shown to significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The higher the dose of benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide, the greater the drop in blood pressure tended to be. By lowering blood pressure, benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide can decrease the risk of developing health problems (such as a stroke, heart disease, or congestive heart failure) that can occur with long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure). However, benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide is not a cure for high blood pressure.