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Are there any risks in taking benazepril?

There are some risks to taking benazepril. Although rare, a serious allergic reaction can occur as a result of benazepril, which causes severe swelling of the abdomen, arms, legs, face, lips, tongue, throat and eyes. Benazepril may affect the liver. Signs of jaundice, such as yellowing of eyes and skin, may indicate a liver problem. If a woman is pregnant, there may be risks to the fetus. Studies have determined that birth defects may occur when benazepril is taken at any stage during pregnancy.

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