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Who should not take benazepril (Lotensin)?

Benazepril (Lotensin) may not suitable for the following people:
  • women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, as risks to the fetus could occur (Studies have demonstrated a risk of birth defects if benazepril is taken during pregnancy.)
  • women who are breastfeeding (Discuss the potential risks to a breastfeeding child with your doctor.)
  • individuals with a history of angioedema, a condition that causes swelling in the abdomen, arms, legs, face, lips, tongue, throat or eyes (Benazepril may increase the risks of developing this condition.)
  • those suffering from lupus, scleroderma, kidney problems, bone marrow suppression, low blood pressure, vascular disease and diabetes
In addition, certain medications may interact with benazepril. Before starting benazepril, be sure to review your medical history with your doctor to determine if benazepril is right for you.

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