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 Lotrel Amlodipine + Benazepril

Amlodipine/benazepril, marketed in the U.S. as Lotrel by Novartis and manufactured as a generic drug by Teva and Sandoz, is an antihypertensive medication which combines a calcium channel blocker (amlodipine besilate) with an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (benazepril).[1] This drug, like similar combinations, is prescribed when either agent alone is not sufficient to bring a person's blood pressure down to target range. As a combination agent, Lotrel shares the adver...

can you drink grapefruit whit ths drug ## Lotrel contains the active ingredients Amlodipine and Benazepril, commonly used to treat high blood pressure. That said, no, grapefruit or its juice can increase the side effects from this medication, because it can cause your body to absorb more of it than usual and be sensitive to it. So, you should not consume it, unless your doctor says it is okay for you to do so. What has your doctor instructed? ...

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Lotrel 5/10

yellow capsule ## I take lotrel 5/10 and have tingling in my fingers and some numbness as well. I've been taking it for a few years and these symptoms started awhile ago but are getting progressively worse. Also, I now am experiencing some light headedness and mild nausea. Is anyone have the same symptoms? I also do the cough caused by the ACE inhibitor. ...

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Lotrel 5/10 mg

high blood pressure capsule ## I would like to know what its used for, common dosage, side affects, if u can overdose or not? duration of therapy. ## HE WAS RCIEVING SSI AND THEY TOLD HIM WHEN HE TURNED62 YRS OLD FO HIM TO SIGN UP ON HIS S.S. SO HE DID AND THEY TOOK HIM OFF OF DISABLETY AND PUT HIM ON RETIREMENT AND HE LOST HIS KY.CARD NOW HE HAS NO INS. PLEASE HELP US IF YOU CAN ...

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Lotrel 20 Mg Dosage

I left my medication at home while traveling. If I miss my amlod/benazp cap 10-20mg dosage for three days...is this okay? ## No, it may actually be very dangerous, missing several doses of blood pressure medications in a row might result in a rebound effect, which could cause severely elevated blood pressure and heart rate. You should contact your doctor, or a branch of your pharmacy if there is nearby and see about getting the medication for the days you need while away. Is there anything else I can help with? ...

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When to take Lotrel?

What time of day is best for taking this medication? ## Hi Sharon, The manufacturer guidelines vaguely state that you should only take one dose of Lotrel a day; but does not give specific time frames. That said, I can only speculate that timing is solely up to you (the patient). Additional dosing indications note the following: -Take each dose with a full glass of water. -Amlodipine and benazepril can be taken with or without food. -If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. -Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Person... ...

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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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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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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 is blue and white cap with E16 imprint. Pharmacist says they changed. ## Okay, first Norvasc is not the name of the manufacturer, that is actually the name of another medication. Lotrel is a name brand for a combination medication that contains Amlodipine and Benazepril, which is manufactured by Novartis. The capsule you received from your pharmacy is a generic for Lotrel, which contains the same active ingredients in the same dosage, they are manufactured by Lupin Pharmaceuticals. Is there anything else I can help with? ## The pills I received from the pharmacy are blue and white with E16 imprinted on them, however, the manufacturer is sandoz-cs (geneva). Is that the ... ...

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lotrel and side effects

What side effects has anyone experienced from this medication? ## My husband takes Lotrel 10 -20. He consumes more then 7 oz of hard liquor a day. What are the side effects of mixing the large amount of alcohol and medication. ## Lotrel is a combination medication that's most commonly used to help lower high blood pressure, it contains Amlodipine and Benazepril. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, hypotension and stomach pain. You can learn more Lotrel details here. And there are several concerns that could be associated with taking it and drinking so much alcohol. The first is an aggravation of the side effects, so they could be made much worse than they normally are. Additionally, to a point alcohol can lower blood pressure, so his may start going too low, but in... ...

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Switch from Lotrel to Losartan

I have been on Lotrel (10/20) for several years and have experienced several side effects - mostly mild but in combination - I finally decided it was time to re- evaluate and consider other options. The side effects were numbness and tingling in the feet, dry mouth and jittery for 6 hours post dosing, bad taste and significant change in taste, nocturia, occasional dizziness and weight gain... The doctor prescribed Losartan 100mg. As this is he same class as one of my drugs on Lotrel, it seems counter-intuitive to put me on this drug. When I posed the question the doc said well you will have to deal wi other side effects with other antihypertensives. I also asked if my high BP was level 1 why was she not putting me on the 50mg dose - to mitigate side effects - and she said because my Lot... ...

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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? ...

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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. He consumed a beer, would that make it so high? ## It will take longer than 24 hours for this medication to reach its full level of efficacy in the body to see if it will lower his blood pressure. It will actually take 3 to 4 weeks, but you should start to see a gradual improvement after a week or so. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain and dehydration. Is there anything else I can help with? ...

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can i drink beer while taking lotrel

Can I drink beer (malt liquor) while taking lotrel 10-40? If so, how many ounces? ## Hello, Terry! How are you? How has your blood pressure been? Alcohol can intensify the side effects of medications, so you may get more drowsy, dizzy and nauseous than usual. Additionally, certain amounts of it can lower your blood pressure, while too much can be cardio toxic. Have you discussed it with your doctor? ...

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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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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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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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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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What Is The Small Pill Inside Of My 5/20 Generic Lotrel Caps

There is a small white pill inside my generic 5/20 Lotrel capsule. Is the pill amlodipine or benazepril? ## Do you have any info on who the manufacturer is? Other than contacting the manufacturer directly, I don't believe there's anyway to ID a pill (which was inside of another pill), unless it has imprints or markings to verify it. Also, if there's only one pill inside, wouldn't that mean they are combined into the same tablet? If the capsule is just a shell, it makes good sense for this to be the case. ## There are two manufacturers of the generic Lotrel (amlodipine/benezapril) The Teva product (pink and white) doesn't contain that other pill, but the Dr. Reddy Labs (orange and pale beige) does. I don't know the answer to your question. I asked my doctor about ... ...

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is amlodipinebenaz an acceptible generic substitute for lotrel

i took lotrel for hypertension for 5 years with great success. within the past year amlodipine-benaz became available as a generic for lotrel. i know that some generics are better than others. is amlodipine-benaz considered a generic having good results for people. ## I took LOTREL for several years; then switched to amlodipine-benaz . I have taken it for several years with as good as results as the lotrel. my blood pressure is well within the normal limits. ## I agree, I have been on it for several years with no problems! ## It is just a generic for Lotrel. Learn more Lotrel details here. And when it comes to generics, there can be slight differences between them and the name brand, but for most people the differences are therapeutically insignificant. The only time you should be cauti... ...

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