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Generic benazepril is available in several strengths and is sold under the name Benazepril HCL tablets. Novartis Pharmaceuticals originally developed it; but now that it is off patent, several companies manufacture a generic form of benazepril.
Generic for Benazepril: An OverviewBenazepril hydrochloride (Lotensin®) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Benazepril is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors for short. Benazepril helps to block the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which is normally part of a reaction in the body that causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking this enzyme, benazepril causes blood vessels to relax, which lowers blood pressure.
Generic Benazepril -- StrengthsGeneric benazepril is sold under the name Benazepril HCL tablets and is available in several strengths, including:
- Benazepril HCL 5 mg tablets
- Benazepril HCL 10 mg tablets
- Benazepril HCL 20 mg tablets
- Benazepril HCL 40 mg tablets.
Who Makes Generic Benazepril?Generic benazepril is currently manufactured by a number of companies, including, but not limited to:
- Mylan Laboratories
- Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals
- Teva Pharmaceuticals.