Lotrel Precautions and Warnings
Lotrel precautions and warnings relate to drug interactions, allergic reactions, increased risk of infections, and other issues. For example, certain people should not take Lotrel, including those who have had an allergic reaction to other ACE inhibitors. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any Lotrel warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
Lotrel: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking Lotrel® (benazepril hydrochloride and amlodipine besylate), you should talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure or aortic stenosis
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling under the skin
- Any allergies, including allergies to Lotrel, Lotensin®, Norvasc®, benazepril, amlodipine, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Lotrel and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- Drink alcohol regularly
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.