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Benazepril is used to treat hypertension, Lotensin is the common brand name under the drug class called ACE inhibitors. The recommended dosage of Benazepril is 40 mg.
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Basic Medical Information
Common Brand Name Lotensin 
Drug Class Ace Inhibitors  vs 17.6% Hypertension Drugs have ACE inhibitors
Legal Status Rx -only 
Possible Side Effects Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Fatigue, Headache, Loss Of Taste, Loss Of Appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Bruising, Bleeding, Chest Pain, Chills, Difficulty Breathing, Dizziness, Fainting, Fever, Numbness, Skin Rashes, Impotence, Swollen Throat, Dry, Cough 
Precautions & Contraindications Allergies, Aortic Stenosis, Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Scleroderma, Lupus Erythematosus, Angioedema, Pregnant, Breastfeeding 
Excretion Renal, Biliary  vs 14.7% Hypertension Drugs have Renal Biliary
Dosage, Usage and Forms
Route of Administration Oral  vs 82.4% Hypertension Drugs have Oral
Dosage 40 Mg  vs 9.1% Hypertension Drugs have 40 mg
Maximum daily dose
80 mg (144.22 mg lower than average)
224.22 mg

Forms Tablet  vs 64.7% Hypertension Drugs have Tablet
Tablet Formulations 5 Mg, 10 Mg, 20 Mg, 40 Mg 
Chemical Data
Molecular mass (g/mol)
424.49  (71.97 higher than average)

Half Life (hours)
11  (0.63 lower than average)

Chemicals Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen 
Formula C24H28N2O5  
Melting Point (C)
148  (36.25 lower than average)

Phase (solid/liquid) Solid 

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