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Benazepril is classified as an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. As a treatment drug for battling hypertension, which could lead to heart attacks or stroke, benazepril is prescribed by doctors to increase the flow of blood by relaxing the vessels that carry blood through the body.

How to Use Benazepril

Benazepril is taken orally once or twice per day as directed by your doctor. This custom drug can be taken with or without food. It is important to remember to never double a dose. Take only the dosage prescribed by your doctor.

Possible Side Effects

Side effects are possible with the use of benazepril. If you experience side effects that linger or are becoming more intense or worse, contact your doctor. Some of the more common side effects are:

  • Dizziness or Lightheaded Feeling
  • Dry Cough
  • Drowsiness / Feeling Tired
  • Headache

While it is rare that a patient experiences a severe allergic reaction to benazepril, it is certainly possible. Watch for signs of severe allergic reactions and if experienced get medical treatment immediately.

Partial List of Severe Allergic Reactions:

  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Swelling
  • Dizziness


Benazepril can negatively interact with many other drugs so it is critical that anyone planning to take benazepril first consult with their doctor about treatment with benazepril. As there is a long list of medical conditions for which the use of benazepril is contraindicated, no one should take benazepril before consulting with their doctor for a full medical overview and doctor approval for use.

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