A healthcare provider can prescribe benazepril-amlodipine (Lotrel) to lower high blood pressure in adults. Benazepril-amlodipine is a combination of two medications that both work to relax the blood vessels. As a result, more blood can flow through the blood vessels, making it easier for the heart to pump blood. Benazepril-amlodipine is not a cure for high blood pressure, but it can decrease the risk of developing health problems that can result from long-term high blood pressure. The medication comes in the form of a capsule and is taken once a day. Possible side effects of this drug include dizziness, cough, and headache.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed May 27, 2010.
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