Generic Name(s): amlodipine
Drug Class: Calcium channel blocker + ACE inhibitor combinations
Lotrel is a combination of amlodipine and benazepril. Therefore it acts as both a calcium channel blocker and ACE inhibitor to lower high blood pressure. In doing this, Lotrel can lower your chances of having a stroke, heart attack, or kidney issues.
The drug known as Lotrel is a combination of amlodipine and benazepril. Amlodipine's functions are to widen blood vessels and improve the flow of blood. Just like amlodipine, benazepril widens blood vessels and prevent retaining of water by the body.
Lotrel is used to treat high blood pressure. One should not consume Lotrel if you have had allergic reactions to it. It is also very advisable for a patient suffering from diabetes not to take Lotrel together with other drugs that contain aliskiren.
Those who are pregnant should not take Lotrel. Use should be stopped if pregnancy is detected. Typically, users should take one capsule orally once a day.