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Unfortunately, high blood pressure (known medically as hypertension) is an all-too-common condition in the United States. Treatment typically involves lifestyle changes and sometimes medication too. Lotensin® (benazepril hydrochloride) is approved to treat high blood pressure in both adults and children as young as six years old.
 
This medication comes in a tablet and is taken either once or twice a day. During treatment with Lotensin, you need to avoid salt substitutes containing potassium, as well as potassium supplements, to prevent a potentially dangerous complication. Also, side effects are possible and may include headache, dizziness, and weight gain.
 
(Click Lotensin to learn more about how this medication works, important dosing guidelines, if a generic version is available, and more.)
 
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