Important Information About Benazepril
Drug InteractionsBenazepril can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Drug Interactions With Benazepril for more information).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking benazepril, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling under the skin
- Any allergies, including allergies to ACE inhibitors, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Lotensin and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- 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.
Do not take any salt substitutes containing potassium or potassium supplements without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
(Click Warnings and Precautions With Benazepril to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose?People who take too much benazepril may have overdose symptoms that could include extremely low blood pressure.
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Lotensin Overdose for more information.)