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What is this drug I'm taking used for and what are the side effects? ## Amlodipine and Benazepril, a generic for Lotrel is used to treat high blood pressure. Some of the most common side effects include: headache, nausea and dizziness. ## My b/f takes this and as far as I know he doesn't have high blood pressure. Can this drug be used for pychiatric,behavior,or mood disorders too? ## I am taking AMLOD/BENAZP .Need to no how it works to lower bloodpresser ? ## does elavil make you swell and make your breast soar? ## I am currently taking Amlod benazp. How long would I have to take it. for high B P. ## I am only trying to get some patient assistance in obtaining my prescription for Amlodipine/Benazepril 5-10 mg ## What are the known side effects of Amlodipine/Benazepril use? ## Wh...10 REPLIES Updated
I took one dose with supper at 4pm and accidentally took another 6 hours later. ## Hello, Vicki! How are you? What is the dosage? Taking too much could cause your heart rate and blood pressure to drop too low, which could be fatal, if they drop too far, as warned by the FDA. Are you on any other medications?1 REPLY Updated
I just started taking this med. about four days ago. I have been experiencing extreme diarrhea and stomach cramps. Is this one of the side effects? does the dosage need to be changed? or is another hypertension medicine recommended? Thanks in advance for your help. ## Dee, it sounds like you are experiencing side effects from the Amlodipine (muscle / stomach / headache are listed as possible adverse effects). Often, anti-hypertensive medications act as diuretics as a way of reducing blood pressure (hence your body expelling more water than usual). Your potassium levels may also become elevated. I recommend reporting this to your doctor since they may in fact need to change your dosage or switch your medication (based on what they know of your medical history). Hope this helps! ## i just...3 REPLIES Updated
Grapefruit seed extract is supposed to be a good herbal preventative but I have heard that it is counteracts the blood pressure meds. ## Hi Carole - it depends on the specific medication which you are referring to. If you look at the combination of ingredients Amlodipine / Benazepril (as listed at the top of this thread), they are said to have a minimal/negligible interaction with grapefruit (as opposed to other meds which could be considered dangerous to take with grapefruit). Grapefruit can, however, increase your risk of side effects from this particular drug, so if you are going to take both together it is important to make your doctor aware of this since they will probably want to double check your medical history and monitor you. Hope this helps! ## is muscadol contr indicated wit...2 REPLIES Updated