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Benazepril Side Effects

Common side effects of benazepril include fatigue, dizziness, and headache. Uncommon side effects include chest pain and erectile dysfunction. There are some benazepril side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, such as difficulty breathing or swallowing and unexplained blisters or peeling of the skin.

Side Effects of Benazepril : An Introduction

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with benazepril hydrochloride (Lotensin®); but not everyone who takes the medicine will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, in many cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. About 5 percent of people stop taking benazepril because of side effects.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with benazepril. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of benazepril side effects with you.)

Benazepril Side Effects to Report

There are a number of side effects with benazepril that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Unexplained swelling of the head or neck (including the face, lips, tongue, or throat)
  • Unexplained swelling of the hands or feet
  • Unexplained skin rash
  • Itching
  • Unexplained blisters or peeling of the skin
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Dizziness, light-headedness, or fainting spells
  • Stomach pain with or without vomiting
  • Yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes
  • Any symptoms that might suggest an infection, such as a fever or sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Decreases in the amount of urine produced.


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