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Lotensin HCT Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Lotensin HCT combines two types of blood pressure medication. The first, benazepril hydrochloride, is an ACE inhibitor. It works by preventing a chemical in your blood known as angiotensin I from converting into a more potent form such as angiotensin II that increases salt and water retention in the body and also causes the blood vessels to constrict.

Lotensin HCT Dosage

  • For adults, you should be taken Lotensin HCT once a day.

Uses of Lotensin HCT

  • It is used to treat high blood pressure.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Lotensin HCT

Before taken Lotensin HCT medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Lotensin HCT. Side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache

Warnings and precautions before taking Lotensin HCT:

  • If you develop swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, or of your arms and legs, or breathing, then you should stop taking Lotensin HCT and contact your doctor immediately.
  • If you develop abdominal pain with or without nausea and vomiting, then you should also contact your doctor.
  • After taken this medication, you may feel light-headed, especially during the first few days of Lotensin HCT therapy. If this occurs, then you should notify your doctor.
  • If you develop a sore throat or fever, then you should also contact your doctor immediately. Because it could indicate a more serious illness.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Lotensin HCT with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Lotensin HCT with the following:

  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital
  • Corticosteroids such as prednisone
  • Digoxin
  • Lithium
  • Narcotics such as Percocet
  • Other high blood pressure medications
  • Potassium supplements
  • Salt substitutes containing potassium
Overdose

After taken Lotensin HCT if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Lotensin HCT overdose include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Excessive thirst
  • Muscle pain or cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weak or irregular heartbeat


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