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Lotensin Side Effects

Generic name: benazepril

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 8, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about benazepril. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Lotensin.

Applies to benazepril: oral tablet.

Warning

Oral route (Tablet)

Discontinue benazepril hydrochloride as soon as possible when pregnancy is detected, as injury and death to the developing fetus may occur with use of drugs that act directly on the renin-angiotensin system.

Serious side effects of Lotensin

Along with its needed effects, benazepril (the active ingredient contained in Lotensin) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking benazepril:

Less common

Incidence not known

Other side effects of Lotensin

Some side effects of benazepril may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Less common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to benazepril: oral tablet.

General

The most common side effects were headache, dizziness, somnolence, and postural dizziness.[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness, somnolence, postural dizziness

Frequency not reported: Hypertonia, paresthesia[Ref]

Hematologic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Decreases in hemoglobin (a low value and a decrease of 5 g/dL)

Frequency not reported: Thrombocytopenia, hemolytic anemia, eosinophilia[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Stevens-Johnson syndrome, pemphigus, dermatitis, pruritus, rash, photosensitivity, alopecia, sweating, angioedema[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Asthma, bronchitis, dyspnea, sinusitis, cough[Ref]

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Uric acid increased, blood glucose increased, hyponatremia[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Flushing, electrocardiographic changes, hypotension[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, pancreatitis, constipation, gastritis, vomiting, melena[Ref]

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported: Urinary tract infection, frequent urination, impotence, proteinuria[Ref]

Hepatic

Frequency not reported: Serum bilirubin increased, liver enzymes increased[Ref]

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Infection[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Arthritis, arthralgia, myalgia[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Fatigue, asthenia[Ref]

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Anxiety, decreased libido, insomnia, nervousness[Ref]

References

1. Product Information. Lotensin (benazepril). Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals. 2002;PROD.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.