Lotrel

Active Ingredient(s): Amlodipine + Benazepril
FDA Approved: * March 3, 1995
Pharm Company: * NOVARTIS
Category: Blood Pressure

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Lotrel Overview

Amlodipine/benazepril, marketed as Lotrel among others, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure.[1] It is a combination of amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker and benazepril, a angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor.[1] It may be used if a single agent is not sufficient.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] Common side effects include cough, dizziness, and swelling.[1] Serious side effects may include angioede...

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Sandoz is this a generic for Lotrel

My doctor perscribed Lotrel for my high blood pressure. Its a pink and white capsule. I've been taking the generic Amlodipine/Benazerpril caps/ Is it the same as capsule Sandoz? ## Sandoz is the name of a prescription drug manufacturer, not the actual medication. Lotrel does contain the active ingredients Amlodipine, and Benazepril. It is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, increased urination, hypotension, and headache. As to whether or not you've received the correct medication. What are the markings on the capsule in question? Here's an image of one that's pink and white. NDC: 00093-7372 It contains 5mgs of Amlodipine, and 20mgs of Benazepril.

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Lotrel side effects

My father, a 60 year old active man, started taking diovan. Shortly after, he began to have severe systemic joint pain. Medication was changed to Lotrel 5/10mg. After a week of taking it, he started with joint pain again. This joint pain is not localized. It is generalized through all of his joints. We were not certain it was the Lotrel, but he stopped it anyway. After being off of the medication for a few days, the joint pain decreased to his normal arthritis pain. He stayed off for a little over a week, then his bp required him to take a dose of medication si he restarted Lotrel. After 2 doses, the joint pain returned. His dc says that Lotrel should not cause this side effect and doesn't want to change the medication. Has anyone ever heard of this side effect before? Please help #...

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2 pills inside Lotrel orange and blue capsules

I'm prescribed Lotrel 10-20 blue and light orange capsules, but these one's have 2 white pills inside of the capsules. Never had this before. What is it?

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lotrel 5/20 vs amlodipine 5mg/ benazepril 20mg

Have been taking lotrel 5/20 for high blood pressure for some years now. My pharmacist said i could save a lot of money by switching to amlodipine 5mg and benazepril 20 mg. Is there a difference between lotrel 5/20 and the cheaper individual purchase I have specified above. There is a considerable amount of difference between the two. Aren't they the same, just differing in price? ## After further researching Lotrel 5/20 and the two active ingredients listed, I would agree that your pharmacist is right, and there really is no difference between Lotrel and the cheaper individual purchase. I found Lotrel 5/20 to be a precise combination of Amlodipine 5 mg + Benazepril 20 mg. The 5/20 stands for 5 mg of Amlodipine, and 20 mg of Benazepril. Each one is proven to help suppress hypertensi...

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can you take 2 5 20 lotrel caps to make it 10 40

Can you take 2 5/10 lotrel caps to make it a 10/40 lotrel cap.i have alot of 5/20 lotrel my doctor uped my mg to 10/40 ## Hello, Jim! How are you? Yes, there is no reason you can't do that. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?

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generic lotrel 2 5 10

I wish you to tell me re: Dr. Reddys Amlodipine/Benazipril 2.5/10- what is in the small capsule inside the larger capsule- which is which. Please answer asap. ## I like to know the same thing? I take the 1020 mg and it has a pale pink capsule inside the ready 341 ## Unfortunately the manufacturer doesn't list specifics when it comes to these minute details. So in order to know for certain, one would essentially have to have the contents of the capsule analyzed by a lab and labeled thereafter. A pharmacist might have a clue based on proportions, however they'd probably be suspicious of drug abuse if you asked this type of question in person; because why else would someone want to know this information, unless they were taking the pill apart and experimenting? At any rate, I hope ...

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Dosage/timing

In order to keep BP balanced, is it possible to take 2.5/10 capsules every other day? Thanks very much, Fred ## Hello, Fred! How are you? In order for it to work as intended, you should follow your doctor's prescribing instructions. Thus, if they've told you to take it daily, that is what you should do. If you're experiencing the symptoms of low blood pressure some days, you should inform your doctor, as you may need a dosage adjustment or to switch to a different medication. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dehydration and hypotension. Are you experiencing adverse symptoms? ## Thanks, Verwon, Not symptoms really, but this morning the reading was 99/44 and just now, after a bit of gardening, 103/50. ...

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My BP fluctuates widely--is generic Lotrel unreliable?

Since moving from Lotrel brand to generic, it seems that my loved one's BP fluctuates, and those fluctuations include more high readings. On some days, BP systolic is in 120s, but other days in the 150s, about the same as no medication at all. Is it possible that the generic Lotrel has unreliable dosage? ## First of all, blood pressure numbers will always fluctuate. You will never check it and see consistent steady numbers. Second, is the person eating properly, a health, low-fat, low-sodium diet and getting plenty of proper exercise? Both are required to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels. If they are eating well, getting exercise and taking the medication as prescribed, it could be that they just require a dosage adjustment or a different medication. Not all medications w...

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amlod benazp cap 10 20mg

color of the capsule 10/20 lotrel generic ## Hello, Lupe! How are you? What are the markings on it? I'm sorry, but since it is a generic, it is manufactured by different companies and each one may look different and have different markings. Can you please post back and clarify? Thank you! The FDA lists this medication as being most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, increased urination and hypotension.

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Amlod Benazp Cap 5 40mg Mfr Mylan Picture Of Pill

Would like picture of what pill should look like..mine are pink and blue ## I don't have a picture to post for you, but it should be a blue and pink capsule with MYLAN 6899 on each end. Learn more Lotrel details here. Do yours have this same imprint? ## 9 years taken purple color now i got gray and white stamped with RDY 341

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Amlodipine + Benazepril
  • Capsule: 10mg + 20mg, 10mg + 40mg, 2.5mg + 10mg, 5mg + 10mg, 5mg + 20mg, 5mg + 40mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Lotrel: (15 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0078-0364 Lotrel 10/20 Oral Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0379 Lotrel 10/40 (Amlodipine / Benazepril) Oral Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0384 Lotrel 5/40 Oral Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0404 Lotrel 2.5/10 Oral Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0405 Lotrel 5/10 Oral Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0406 Lotrel 5/20 (Amlodipine / Benazepril Hcl) Oral Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 54868-4066 Lotrel 2.5/10 Oral Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4073 Lotrel 5/10 Oral Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4074 Lotrel 5/20 (Amlodipine / Benazepril Hcl) Oral Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4870 Lotrel 10/20 Oral Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5690 Lotrel 10/40 (Amlodipine / Benazepril) Oral Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5783 Lotrel 5/40 Oral Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-9668 Lotrel 10/40 (Amlodipine / Benazepril) Oral Capsule by Cardinal Health
  • 55289-039 Lotrel 5/20 (Amlodipine / Benazepril Hcl) Oral Capsule by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 55289-096 Lotrel 5/10 Oral Capsule by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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lotrel
can you drink grapefruit whit ths drug ## Lotrel contains the active ingredients Amlodipine and Benazepril, commonly use... 1 reply
taking lotrel and still have high bp
Loved one was prescribed lotrel 5-10mg.. Been on it for 24 hours, but blood pressure is currently 202/115. Please advise... 1 reply
generic lotrel 2 5 10
I wish you to tell me re: Dr. Reddys Amlodipine/Benazipril 2.5/10- what is in the small capsule inside the larger capsul... 2 replies
Change in Lotrel 10 40
Did Norvasc change the color of Lotrel 10 40. It usually is a blue cap with Lotrel imprinted on on it. last refill pill ... 2 replies




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