Does benazepril interact with other medications or foods?

Benazepril (Lotensin) can interact with certain medications, as follows:                                                                                                                                                   Because a potential side effect of benazepril is immune system suppression, taking other drugs that suppress the immune system along with benazepril may increase your risk of infection.
  • When taken with insulin or other diabetes medications, benazepril can lower blood sugar levels, causing dizziness, weakness and headaches.
  • Benazepril may interact with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including both over-the-counter and prescription medications, such as ibuprofen, celecoxib and indomethacin.
  • Other drugs with potential interactions include: other blood pressure medications, potassium and medications for allergies or colds.
  • Over-the-counter cold medications and diet aids that increase heart rate or blood pressure should not be taken along wtih benazepril without consulting a doctor.
Before taking benazepril, be sure to give your doctor a complete history of all the medications and supplements you are taking. While using benazepril, do not alter doses or medications without your doctor's advice.

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