Who should not take benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide?

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Women who are pregnant should not take benazepril-hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), due to the potential harm to the fetus. Women who plan to breast-feed should talk to their doctor about whether the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risk factors. People with liver disease, kidney disease, congestive heart failure, lupus, diabetes or a sulfa drug allergy may need dosage adjustments and special periodic testing to safely use benazepril-HCTZ. People who are allergic to benazepril-HCTZ or other angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, should not take this medication.