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Buy Lotensin HCT or Generic Benazepril/HCTZ Online

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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Benazepril/HCTZ
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
10/12.5mg
20/12.5mg
20/25mg
BRAND LISTING - Lotensin HCT (Benazepril/HCTZ)
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
5/6.25mg
10/12.5mg
20/12.5mg
20/25mg

LOTENSIN HCT (BENAZEPRIL/HCTZ)

A Description of Lotensin HCT

Lotensin HCT or the generic Benazepril/HCTZ is a combination of medications that are used to treat high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Benazepril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is a diuretic or “water pill”. This is why it is important to have regular physical exams because hypertension usually goes unnoticed and therefore undiagnosed and can raise your risk of a heart attack, stroke, or kidney disease. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

How Lotensin HCT Works to Lower Blood Pressure

Benazepril blocks your body’s angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) from making a protein called angiotensin II. This protein naturally controls your blood pressure by constricting your blood vessels. Because Benazepril will reduce the amount of angiotensin II that is produced, there will be less constriction on your blood vessels, and your blood pressure should lower.

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) aids in clearing excess water and salt from your body, components that raise your blood pressure. HCTZ draws that extra salt and water from your blood, increasing your urine production and this reduces the workload of the heart and arteries.

Conditions Treated by Lotensin HCT

High blood pressure may go undetected for years without any symptoms and can put you at a higher risk of other health concerns. High blood pressure is a common condition, and when not treated it can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of the body. Damage to these organs may cause heart disease, kidney failure, loss of vision, and other problems.

In addition to taking Lotensin HCT or the generic Benazepril/HCTZ, making lifestyle changes will also help to control your blood pressure. These changes include eating a diet that is low in fat and salt, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising at least thirty minutes most days, not smoking, and using alcohol in moderation.

Lotensin HCT may also be prescribed to treat congestive heart failure which occurs when the heart muscle is damaged and does not pump blood as well as it should.

Before You Take Lotensin HCT

Ask your doctor if Lotensin HCT is safe to take if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you have recently had severe diarrhea or vomiting and if you have or have ever had allergies; asthma; heart failure; diabetes; gout; high cholesterol; lupus; scleroderma; or kidney or liver disease before you start taking Lotensin HCT.

Precautions for Lotensin HCT

Be sure to advise your doctor of all medications you are currently taking, including over the counter drugs, supplements and herbal remedies. This will help to determine if Lotensin HCT is the right drug for your situation. Until you know how your body will react to Lotensin HCT, do not drive or take part in any activity that requires you to be alert.

Possible Side Effects of Lotensin HCT

  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting

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