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Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide combines two medicines that help lower blood pressure. Benazepril is an ACE inhibitor that relaxes blood vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic (“water pill”) that increases urination. These medicines work together to lower blood pressure, protect kidney function and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The brand name is Lotensin HCT.
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About Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide (Generic Lotensin HCT)
How does it work?
This hypertension medicine works in two ways. Benazepril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor that relaxes blood vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic (“water pill”) that helps the body remove extra salt and water.
What does it treat?
Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). This lowers the risk of related problems like kidney failure, heart disease, heart attack, stroke and vision loss.
What forms does it come in?
This hypertension treatment combines two medicines in one pill for convenience. It comes as a tablet that’s taken by mouth.
Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide vs. Lotensin HCT
Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide and Lotensin HCT are essentially the same medication. Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide is the generic name, while Lotensin HCT is a brand name. They both contain the same active ingredients that help lower blood pressure.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a high blood pressure prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Benazepril 20 mg-Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg (30 tablets) start at $9.16.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Benazepril 20 mg-Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg (30 tablets)*
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Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide (Generic Lotensin HCT) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide (Generic Lotensin HCT)?
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces risk of heart attack and stroke
- Prevents heart failure
- Protects kidneys
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces fluid retention
- Prevents vision loss from blood pressure issues
Who should not take this medication?
- Those who are allergic to Benazepril or Hydrochlorothiazide
- People with a known allergy or severe reaction to ACE inhibitors, diuretics or sulfonamide-derived drugs
- Pregnant women, breastfeeding or those planning to become pregnant
- Those with specific heart valve conditions
- People with a history of gout
- Those who have low blood pressure (hypotension)
- People with a history of angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat)
- People with a rare genetic condition called hereditary angioedema
- Those with severe kidney disease or a history of kidney problems
- People who have high levels of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia)
- Those who are taking Neprilysin Inhibitors like Entresto (Sacubitril/Valsartan)
- People who are taking Aliskiren, another type of blood pressure medication
- People with a history of electrolyte imbalances, as diuretics can cause imbalances in potassium, sodium, magnesium, and chloride levels in the blood
If you have any of these conditions—or a history of dehydration, Marfan's disease or Ehler's Danlos disease, heart failure, diabetes, liver problems, adrenal gland problems, primary aldosteronism (a condition that causes the adrenal glands to produce too much aldosterone, a hormone that helps regulate blood pressure), or collagen vascular disease (such as lupus or scleroderma)—speak with your healthcare provider before starting this medication.
Taking this medication when you have these conditions should be carefully and closely monitored by a healthcare provider.
Also tell your medical provider about any other medications you’re using before you start this hypertension treatment.
How do you take this medication?
Take this medicine once a day or as directed by your provider.
High blood pressure is a long-term (chronic) condition that can harm your organs. Medications for blood pressure are not a one-time cure. This medicine doesn't provide a complete cure for high blood pressure, so it's important to continue taking it, even if you start feeling better. If you stop taking it suddenly, this could cause dangerous problems, like heart attack or stroke. Follow your medical provider's instructions carefully.
Also, please keep in mind that it may take some time for this medication to achieve its full effect in managing your blood pressure. Don't be discouraged if you don't notice immediate changes. Continue taking your medication as prescribed, and consult with your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of your blood pressure medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s nearly time for your next dose, just skip the missed dose. Don’t double up doses.
What happens if I take too much?
Taking too much of your blood pressure pills can lead to symptoms like fainting, dizziness and electrolyte imbalances.
If you’ve taken too much Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide, call your licensed medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.
Can I get Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide (Generic Lotensin HCT) online?
Need a convenient way to get your blood pressure medicine? Dr. B offers virtual consultations, right from home. Fill out a short health questionnaire to connect with a licensed medical provider. If appropriate, they’ll send a prescription to your pharmacy of choice.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
This medicine can cause side effects, especially when you first start taking it. If your side effects bother you, or if they don’t get better, let your healthcare provider know right away. The most common side effects are:
- Indigestion or nausea
- Lightheadedness when changing position
- Dry cough
- Muscle cramps
Talk to your health provider if your side effects are bothering you or if they don’t get better. Watch for signs of a more serious problem, like difficulty breathing, chest pain, yellowing skin or eyes, severe swelling that occurs beneath the skin–most commonly in the face, lips, tongue, or throat (angioedema) or vision changes. If you have these symptoms, get emergency help right away.
This medication, along with its component hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), can potentially alter serum potassium levels, so it’s important to keep an eye on your potassium levels when taking this medication. It's best to consult a healthcare provider for routine checks. It's a simple step that can help ensure your treatment's effectiveness and safety.
Getting your blood tested regularly is important to monitor your overall health. It's a good idea to have your bloodwork checked, which may include tests for renal function, glucose levels or potassium levels in your blood. These routine checks help ensure you are in good health and catch any potential issues early.