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BENAZEPRIL/AMLODIPINE (Oral) (Capsule) Drug and Prescription Information


BENAZEPRIL/AMLODIPINE (Oral) (Capsule) Medication Classification


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BENAZEPRIL/AMLODIPINE (Oral) (Capsule) is used for the Treatment

Amlodipine (am-LOE-di-peen), Benazepril (ben-AY-ze-pril) Treats high blood pressure. This medicine is a combination of an ACE inhibitor and a calcium channel blocker.

When To Not Use BENAZEPRIL/AMLODIPINE (Oral) (Capsule)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to amlodipine, benazepril, or any other ACE inhibitor (such as Accupril®, Altace®, Lotensin®, Monopril®, Prinivil®, Vasotec®, Zestril®). You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant.

How Should You Use BENAZEPRIL/AMLODIPINE (Oral) (Capsule)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Your dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper BENAZEPRIL/AMLODIPINE (Oral) (Capsule) Storage

Store BENAZEPRIL/AMLODIPINE (Oral) (Capsule) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep BENAZEPRIL/AMLODIPINE (Oral) (Capsule) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using BENAZEPRIL/AMLODIPINE (Oral) (Capsule)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using lithium, potassium supplements, salt substitutes, or diuretics ("water pills") such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, Aldactazide®, Aldactone®, Dyazide®, Hyzaar®, Lasix®, Maxzide®, Moduretic®, Norvasc®, Zestoretic®.

BENAZEPRIL/AMLODIPINE (Oral) (Capsule) Warnings

  • Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, congestive heart failure, or diabetes.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine.
  • If you stop using this medicine, your blood pressure may go up. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. Even if you feel well, do not stop using the medicine without asking your doctor.

BENAZEPRIL/AMLODIPINE (Oral) (Capsule) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face, lips, or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Change in how much or how often you urinate
  • Chest pain (may be related to your disease and not a side effect)
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Swelling in the hands, feet, or ankles
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Cough, sore throat
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle pain
  • Nervousness
  • Problems with sex
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea

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Tabish, Tabish - 01/13/2014

Great questions.1. The CHEP guindliees have long endorsed 2 agents for BP control, and the recent updates have amplified the choices of combos, with optimal combos including ACE-i+CCB, ACEi+diuretic. The major difference is cost, and, per the ACCOMPLISH trial, a suggestion of better clinical efficacy. I think the crux of this is to discuss with patients that, although there is an increased cost of medication to them, there is evidence of better clinical outcomes with an ACEi+CCB. We cannot tell the difference based on BP measures alone (as in the study the ACEi-diuretic combo had the SAME BP).2. Benazepril is not available in Canada. I think its reasonable to extend this data to other long-acting ACEi. Theoretically, ARBs+CCB should show a similar benefit, but we have no trials to back this up.3. ACEi in combination with CCB therapy seems to reduce the incidence of edema (diuretics don't help CCB induced edema). You may also be able to use lower CCB doses, thus less CCB-related edema.4. Bblockers are falling off of favor in most hypertension guindliees around the world, as they are less robust in reducing clinical endpoints. Some data suggest that, although they reduce peripheral BP, central BP's aren't reduced as much or at all, and this may explain some of the lack of efficacy.