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If I am breastfeeding, is it safe to use Lotensin?

If you are breastfeeding, discuss with your doctor whether it is safe for you to use Lotensin (benazepril) for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). Researchers say that very small amounts of Lotensin pass into breast milk.

In making the decision whether you should take Lotensin, you and your doctor should weigh the benefits of nursing, the importance of treating your hypertension and whether there are other treatment options available.

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