Although there is currently no cure for high blood pressure, medications like benazepril-hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide (Lotensin HCT®) can help. It works by allowing the blood vessels to relax and by causing the kidneys to remove more salt and water from the blood in order to reduce blood volume.
This medication comes in tablet form and is taken once a day. Benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) may be taken with or without food, but it should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your bloodstream. Side effects are possible and may include dizziness, cough, and fatigue.
(Click Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide to learn more, including whether this product is available in generic form, what to discuss with your healthcare provider before taking it, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)