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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 Overview

Benazepril 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.
Benazepril was originally developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. It has since come off patent, making it available as a generic.

Generic Benazepril -- Strengths

Generic 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
  • Sandoz
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals.
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