Lotensin is used for treating high blood pressure. It may be used alone or with other blood pressure medicines. Lotensin is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by decreasing a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This causes the blood vessels to relax (dilate), which lowers blood pressure.
Use Lotensin as directed by your doctor.
- Take Lotensin by mouth with or without food.
- Taking Lotensin at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
- Drink plenty of fluids while taking Lotensin. Not drinking enough fluids or excessive sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting can lead to lightheadedness or fainting.
- If you miss a dose of Lotensin, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Lotensin.
Store Lotensin at or below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Lotensin out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Benazepril hydrochloride.