What are the side effects of benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide?

People taking benazepril-hydrocholorthiazide may be more prone to heatstroke, sunburn, dehydration, or dizzy spells. Sodium, potassium, or blood sugar levels may be affected by the medication. It is also not uncommon to feel fatigued and worn out when first starting the medication.

Other common side effects include cough, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, or lightheadedness when sitting up. If these side effects don't go away or get worse, contact your doctor.

Also let your doctor know right away if you experience any of the following side effects, as they may be signs of a medical emergency:

•signs of an allergic reaction such as hives or an itchy rash
•swelling around the mouth or face
•or chest tightness and difficulty breathing
•increased hunger
•or urination or dark urine
•vision changes
•chest pain
•sexual dysfunction
•irregular or unusual heartbeat
•flu-like symptoms or sore throat
•cramps or weakness in the muscles
•skin that turns red, swells up, or blisters
•severe variations of common side effects (severe cough, severe dizziness)
•unexplained bleeding
•or stomach pains
•or yellowing of the skin or eyes

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