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Who Should Not Take Lotensin HCT?

You should not take Lotensin HCT if you:
  • Are allergic to Lotensin HCT, Lotensin®, benazepril hydrochloride, hydrochlorothiazide, or any inactive component used to make Lotensin HCT. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have a history of angioedema, even if unrelated to previous ACE inhibitor treatment.


  • Have hereditary or idiopathic angioedema.


  • Are allergic to sulfonamide-derived drugs (also referred to as sulfa drugs). This includes certain types of antibiotics, diabetes medicines, and diuretics.
  • Are allergic to other ACE inhibitors.
  • Have severe kidney disease.
  • Have diabetes and are also taking any medications that contain aliskiren (Tekturna®, Tekamlo®, Tekturna HCT®, Amturnide®, Valturna®), due to an increased risk for low blood pressure, high blood potassium, and kidney problems in this situation.

A Summary of Lotensin HCT Precautions and Warnings

There are a number of situations where Lotensin HCT should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with Lotensin HCT. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for Lotensin HCT were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
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