Who should not take benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide?

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.

Continue Learning about ACE Inhibitor

What are angiotensin receptor blockers for heart failure management?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are sometimes prescribed as first-line therapy for people with ...
More Answers
What should I know before taking ACE inhibitors?
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MDDr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
You should not take an ACE inhibitor if you have ever shown signs of intolerance when taking one in ...
More Answers
Can I take blood pressure medication if I have diabetes?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
If you have diabetes, it is important to keep certain factors in mind if you have high blood pressur...
More Answers
How do ACE inhibitors help prevent stroke?
Natalia S. Rost, MDNatalia S. Rost, MD
ACE inhibitors (benazepril, enalapril) are medications commonly used to prevent ischemic stroke. The...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.