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Apr 18, 2024

Blood Pressure

Beta BlockerHypertension

Benazepril (Lotensin)

What is Benazepril For?

Benazepril is a medication that treats high blood pressure. It is part of a drug class called ACE inhibitors and blocks a substance in the body that constricts blood vessels thus allowing them to relax and for blood to flow easier.


At first, your healthcare provider will most likely start you at 10 mg per day, which can be taken at any time of day with or without food. Your dose may increase later on depending on your responsiveness to the medication. For children over the age of 6, the dose will be determined by their healthcare provider based on their weight.

Note: this medication may be less effective for those of African descent. There is also a higher risk of swelling in the hands, arms, face, or throat while on this medication.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects

These side effects may occur for a short time as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or bother you, speak to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.

  • Headaches
  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Unusual sleepiness or drowsiness

Serious Side Effects

If you experience any of the following symptoms, notify your healthcare provider immediately as they could be a sign of low blood pressure or other health complications.

  • Chills
  • Cold sweats
  • Confusion
  • Unusual fatigue or weakness


The following medications may reduce the efficiency of benazepril or put you at higher risk of unwanted side effects or health conditions. Tell your healthcare provider what medications you are taking before you begin treatment and make sure to update them on any new medications and changes to old prescriptions:

  • Medications to treat low blood pressure, heart failure, asthma, or allergies
  • Other high blood pressure medications (e.g., aliskeren)
  • Medications with the side effect of lowering blood pressure
  • Medications that reduce immune function
  • Medications that increase potassium
  • Diabetes medications
  • Prednisolone
  • Allopurinol
  • Lithium


The average cost of one-month supply of benazepril 20 mg is $20.89.

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