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If you are suffering from high blood pressure, Lotensin (benazepril) can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Lotensin from a board-certified doctor online.*

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About Lotensin (benazepril)

Lotensin is considered an ACE inhibitor, which functions by relaxing blood vessels to help blood flow more easily. By lowering blood pressure, Lotensin helps reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Some conditions that Lotensin is known to treat include high blood pressure (hypertension). Lotensin is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as benazepril, as well as under different brand names.

Lotensin may be prescribed as an oral tablet. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage that you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed Lotensin, be sure to complete the full course of the ACE inhibitor unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the ACE inhibitor may not fully treat your high blood pressure.

Lotensin uses

There is one FDA-approved use for Lotensin, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your virtual doctor may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your health care provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

Lotensin side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Lotensin are typically mild. Most Lotensin side effects are associated with headaches. Lotensin has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Mild headache

    • Cough

    • Nausea or upset stomach

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Little to no urination

    • Signs of liver problems (severe stomach pain, loss of appetite, jaundice)

    • Feeling light-headed, like you might pass out

    Tell your doctor if you notice any of these side effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. It is not known whether Lotensin is safe and effective in pediatric patients under 6 years of age.

How to take Lotensin

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Lotensin prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Lotensin can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. When taken without diuretic therapy, the starting dose of Lotensin is typically one 10 mg tablet, taken once daily. Your doctor may increase your maintenance dose up to one 40 mg tablet taken once or twice daily.

Your doctor will closely monitor blood pressure while you're taking this medication. Your doctor may also recommend tests to check for reduced renal function. Patients undergoing major surgery should tell their healthcare providers if they're taking Lotensin.

What to avoid while taking Lotensin

Lotensin has 380 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Possible drug interactions with Lotensin lowered blood pressure include:

Drinking alcohol while taking this medication may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure, which can lead to fainting, dizziness, and other adverse effects. Ask your doctor for medical advice before drinking alcohol.

Medication alternatives to Lotensin

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest other ACE inhibitors or antihypertensive medications in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Lotensin prescription FAQs

  • How much does Lotensin cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, Lotensin typically costs around $211 for a supply of one hundred 10 mg tablets without insurance. Fortunately, generic brands, such as benazepril, may offer a more affordable alternative. You can also save up to 80% on prescriptions as a PlushCare member with our prescription discount card.

  • How can I refill my Lotensin prescription?

    Lotensin is only available by prescription, so you will need to see a board-certified doctor to get a refill on your prescription. To get started, book a virtual appointment with one of our top rated board-certified doctors. After a qualifying evaluation, your prescription will be sent to your local pharmacy for pickup.

  • Who should not take Lotensin?

    To make sure Lotensin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

    • Hereditary angioedema

    • Allergic reactions to ACE inhibitors

    • Severely impaired renal function or chronic kidney disease

    • Renal artery stenosis

    • If you use salt substitutes or potassium supplements

    • Severe congestive heart failure

    Diabetic patients treated with Lotensin should monitor their blood sugar regularly.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Lotensin?

    If you miss a dose of Lotensin, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much Lotensin?

    If you've taken too much Lotensin, seek emergency medical attention or contact your local poison control center.

  • Is Lotensin a good blood pressure medicine?

    Yes, Lotensin is an effective blood pressure medication when taken as directed.

  • Is Lotensin the same as lisinopril?

    No, Lotensin (benazepril) and lisinopril are two different medications. Although both are ACE inhibitors, each medication works differently to lower blood pressure.

  • Is benazepril good for the kidneys?

    If you have reduced renal function, benazepril may increase your risk of developing acute renal failure. Your doctor will review your medical history to determine the best treatment plan for you.

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Lotensin prescription pricing details

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