Lotrel (generic name: amlodipine/benazepril; brand names include: Amace-BP) is an antihypertensive medication which combines a calcium channel blocker (amlodipine besylate) with an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (benazepril).
We offer Lotrel 5 mg / 10 mg (5 mg amllodipine and 10 mg benazepril)
Lotrel is used for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).
Lotrel works by causing the blood vessels to relax.
Because Lotrel is a combination of two medications, it causes a greater drop in blood pressure than if either medication is used alone.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Lotrel exactly as directed.
The recommended starting dosage of Lotrel for people with high blood pressure varies between 2.5 mg/10 mg and 10 mg/40 mg once a day.
The Lotrel dose may be increased or decreased after several weeks, when the full effects of Lotrel on lowering your blood pressure can be measured.
Do not change your Lotrel dosage or stop taking the medication without consulting a doctor.
Your Lotrel dosage should be taken by mouth with a glass of water. Lotrel may be taken with or without food.
If you do not take your Lotrel as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose.
Tell your doctor before taking Lotrel, if you have:
heart, liver or kidney disease;
diabetes; scleroderma; lupus; or a personal or family history of angioedema;
if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredients: benazepril hydrochloride, amlodipine besylate.