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As with any medication, there are potential side effects of benazepril-amlodipine, including a cough, headache, unexplained swelling, and dizziness. When side effects do occur, they are usually minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. There are also some more serious and rare side effects of benazepril-amlodipine, such as an unexplained skin rash, difficulty breathing, or yellowing of the skin. You should consult a healthcare provider if you develop any unusual symptoms while taking benazepril-amlodipine.

An Overview of Benazepril-Amlodipine Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects associated with benazepril hydrochloride and amlodipine besylate Lotrel®). However, not everyone who takes benazepril-amlodipine will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate benazepril-amlodipine 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.
(The benazepril-amlodipine side effects discussed below are not a complete list of side effects reported with this drug. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of these side effects with you.)

Common Benazepril-Amlodipine Side Effects

Extensive clinical trials have looked at the effects of benazepril-amlodipine on thousands of people worldwide. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to side effects that occur in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common benazepril-amlodipine side effects include:
  • Cough -- occurring in up to 3.3 percent of people (see Lotrel Cough)
  • Headache -- up to 2.2 percent
  • Unexplained swelling -- up to 2.1 percent
  • High potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia) -- up to 1.5 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 1.3 percent.
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