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Is it safe to use Lotensin if I have a history of angioedema?

Experts say that it is not safe for people who have a history of angioedema -- swelling under the skin of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, throat, hands, lower legs, ankles or feet -- to use the blood pressure drug Lotensin (benazepril). Lotensin is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, a class of medications that have been known to trigger angioedema. That condition is potentially life-threatening. It is more common in black people than in non-black people. If you develop angioedema while taking Lotensin, stop taking the drug and alert your doctor immediately.

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