What is Benazepril
Benazepril is a medicine that is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It refers to a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors and works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly.
Side effects of Benazepril
Side effects of Benazepril are the followings:
But if you have any of these serious symptoms it is necessary to visit your doctor immediately:
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs;
- difficulty breathing or swallowing;
- yellowing of the skin or eyes;
- fever, sore throat, chills and other signs of infection.
Benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
Before using Benazepril you should inform your doctor if you have:
- kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
- liver disease;
- heart disease or congestive heart failure;
- a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, scleroderma or rheumatoid arthritis.
Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
The recommended starting dosage is 10 mg once daily. The dosage may be increased or decreased. The normal daily dose is 20 mg to 40 mg as a single dose or divided into 2 smaller doses (10 mg to 20 mg twice a day).