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

It is not safe to use the blood pressure drug Lotensin (benazepril) if you're pregnant. Lotensin is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, a class of medications that can cause birth defects, kidney problems and death in a developing fetus, especially if a woman takes one of these drugs in the last six months of pregnancy.

If you're taking Lotensin, you should call your doctor immediately if you become pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant.

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