What is Benace (Benazepril) used for?
Benace (Benazepril) is an oral ACE inhibitor prescribed to treat patients suffering from high blood pressure. The medication operates by relaxing blood vessels throughout the body to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart. This action may also make it useful for treating heart failure or protecting the kidneys from harm caused by diabetes. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Benace (Benazepril)?
Benace (Benazepril) is typically administered once or twice each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular directions will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, and symptom severity. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended prior to application if you get an upset stomach. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Benace (Benazepril)?
Side effects associated with the use of Benace (Benazepril) include:
Serious side effects that may appear requiring immediate medical attention are urinary retention, faintness, flu symptoms, unusual weight gain, high potassium levels, pale skin, a severe skin reaction, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Contact your physician as soon as you experience any severe or unusual symptoms to make sure the correct changes are made to your regimen to prevent further problems such as lower doses or reduced application frequency.
Benace (Benazepril) should not be used if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to ACE inhibitors, taking other medications to treat hypertension, if you have diabetes, or if you have kidney disease. Also disclose if you have heart disease, congestive heart failure, a history of diabetes, liver disease, or reduced kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Benace (Benazepril). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.