Tips for Taking Benazepril and Possible Side Effects
When and How Do I Take It?Some general considerations for when and how to take benazepril include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken once or twice a day.
- Benazepril can be taken with or without food.
- The medication should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- If you have difficulty swallowing the tablet, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider about taking a different form of benazepril.
- For benazepril to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.
Dosing InformationThe dose of benazepril your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Benazepril Dosing for more information.)
Side Effects of BenazeprilAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with benazepril. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. If they do occur, side effects are often minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects include:
(Click Benazepril Side Effects to learn more, including serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
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