Benazepril hydrochloride (Lotensin®) is commonly prescribed to reduce high blood pressure (hypertension). It is taken either once or twice a day.
In previous clinical studies, the medicine reduced systolic blood pressure by an average of 6 to 12 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure by an average of 4 to 7 mmHg.
Benazepril hydrochloride (HCl) comes in tablet form; however, other forms are available for people who have trouble swallowing tablets. Most people tolerate this product well, but side effects are possible; common ones include headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.
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