Generic name: AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 5mg, BENAZEPRIL HYDROCHLORIDE 10mg
Dosage form: capsule
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 10, 2020.
2.1 General Considerations
The recommended initial dose is amlodipine 2.5 mg/benazepril 10 mg orally once-daily.
Begin therapy with Lotrel only after a patient has either (a) failed to achieve the desired antihypertensive effect with amlodipine or benazepril monotherapy, or (b) demonstrated inability to achieve adequate antihypertensive effect with amlodipine therapy without developing edema.
The antihypertensive effect of Lotrel is largely attained within 2 weeks. If blood pressure remains uncontrolled, the dose may be titrated up to amlodipine 10 mg/benazepril 40 mg once-daily. The dosing should be individualized and adjusted according to the patient’s clinical response.
In clinical trials of amlodipine/benazepril combination therapy using amlodipine doses of 2.5 to 10 mg and benazepril doses of 10 to 40 mg, the antihypertensive effects increased with increasing dose of amlodipine in all patient groups, and the effects increased with increasing dose of benazepril in nonblack groups.
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