User Reviews for Benazepril to treat High Blood Pressure
Brand names: Lotensin
Benazepril has an average rating of 5.2 out of 10 from a total of 18 reviews for the treatment of High Blood Pressure. 28% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 39% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Benazepril
"Benazepril is a great hypertension drug. It got my blood pressure under control. No more headaches though I do urinate more while taking it. I have tried other blood pressure medicines that did not work or work as well."
"It helped lower my bp but then all the side effects came - anxiety, low heart rate , dizziness, nausea. I am so over it !!! Have a doctor appointment today let’s see what happens been on it for 18 days!! No more"
"Benazepril for High Blood Pressure: Like the previous user. The medication actually worked great for my blood pressure. One small pill daily. I developed a cough that would not go away, especially at night. I also have severe asthma so I don't know if that has something to do with the medicine not working out. The cough is a dry cough and NOT fun. I wished the medicine worked out for me."
"I have been taking Benazepril, for the last month for reducing hypertension. I have never had problem with high blood pressure in my life. 6' 0' 290 lb. 57 yr. old former football, baseball and soccer player. Coached high school athletics for 32 plus years and now I am taking this medication to control my blood pressure. My side effects have been a roller coaster ride up and down. Fatigue, a dry constant cough, dizziness, light headed and insomnia. See my doctor today, since my introduction to this medication is about over. Hopefully he can change to something better without the side effects. It does control my blood pressure at times but has also lowered my blood pressure to low."
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"Have taken Lotensin for some years with as-needed dosage adjustments. Pharmacy only had the generic available this last time - Benazepril. l tried to use it a few times before but each time there were too many side effects. So I took Lotensin although expensive less side effects. This time I had no choice the benzaprill has given me a dry cough and the feeling is all my heart is racing ie palpitations I hate it. In the meantime making an appointment to see my doctor so I can go to a pharmacy that has my lotensin in stock."
"Have been taking for years. HBP since early 20’s, now 68 years. I’m in great physical shape. Played high level tennis for 50 years, skiing same. Cycling now and still skiing. No side effects ever. Guess I’m lucky. Never had cough, etc."
"I have been taking Benazepril for almost a year. I have been Pre-Hypertension most of my adult life. Last year I weighed close to 250 and became Stage 1 hypertension. My doctor suggested losing 50-60 pounds or take Benazepril. Give me the medicine....I LIKE TO EAT. Anyway with some exercise and taking benazepril I now weigh 240lbs and my blood pressure is in the high normal range. I'll work on the weight. I do find myself tired at times. This is the only complaint I have. I would recommend this to anyone. "
"Have used for at least six years but side effects are getting worse. On 10mg but cannot take all at once. Have been taking 5mg in a.m. and p.m. since unable to function with full dose. Has lowered pressure but walk around in a fog and have walked into furniture. I am a very active person but force myself to fight how tired I feel on this. Also, sore throat every day, hoarseness, dry cough, hair loss. (Itchy lips at times). Just don't feel right on this. Changing to another this week."
"Almost one month I'm taking benazepril, have gotten a dry cough here and there, and it stops immediately, nothing I couldn't live with. Now going into forth week, wow, I'm getting chronic pains all over my body almost as if I have arthritis, and worse, It's so paralyzing, headaches too. I wanted this medication to work because I tried amlodipine and metoprolol and my life was awful with tons of side effects and severe depression. Then I tried olmesartan, didn't have a lot of side effects , but its the chronic body pains , I can't do anything. But I'll stay with benazepril for as long as I could to see if it all this side effect goes away, if not I'll have to change again."
"Benazepril did not lower my blood pressure. My head felt half congested . My hair was more prone to coming out when combing and did not feel good. Then the doctor added verampil and I hoped things would be better but they were not. I was very very anxious and and had some heart pounding. I quit taking it."
"Caused a dry, irritating cough that occurred during the day and night. Controlled my blood pressure but I finally gave up on it after 2 months, as I couldn't stand coughing all the time. Price was great, nice small pill was easy to swallow."
"For one week I took benazepril 10mg, one pill a day. I was feeling great the first couple of days. I'd never been diagnosed with HBP and I could feel the difference the first day. However, I started having blood clots in my urine, which has led to many other worries in reference to my health. I stopped taking it 5 days ago and blood clots have not been present past 2 days."
Lotensin (benazepril) "Cough and rash side effects annoying."
"The medication actually worked pretty well for me, however, I developed a cough that would not go away. Having severe asthma, it made it impossible for me to take it."
"Gave me a chronic cough so bad I now have granulomas and throat ulcerations two months after I stopped taking it."
Lotensin (benazepril) "Only took it one time, my lips swelled up so much."
Lotensin (benazepril) "Have taken for some time. Has worked well to control blood pressure, however a recent adjustment in dosage has increased the cost 2 fold. "
"Toxic, garbage medication. Ineffective with side effects. No wonder its what is covered, it must be cheap. You may as well order a Benazepril from China."
"Benazepril definitely works to lower BP but also gives you an itchy throat that forces dry coughs that are not continuous or prolonged about 10-15 coughs a day."
Lotensin (benazepril) "Effective medication but I literally cough every 50-70 seconds (my wife is annoyed) and can't sleep!"
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"I've been taking it - 10 mg - once a day, usually at night. It has definitely helped lower my blood pressure. But I've developed an annoying cough. Can't seem to take a deep breath in. I'll get checked out by my doctor - maybe try something else that doesn't cause coughing."