Blood Pressure Home > Lotensin HCT Precautions and Warnings
Some Lotensin HCT precautions and warnings include potential drug interactions, allergic reactions, and an increased risk of infections. There are also several situations where Lotensin HCT should not be taken. Prior to taking Lotensin HCT, you should talk with your healthcare provider about any health conditions you may have, such as heart or liver disease, diabetes, or allergies.
Lotensin HCT: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking Lotensin HCT® (benazepril hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide), you should talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- 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
- High cholesterol
- Fluid or electrolyte problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to Lotensin, HCT, other ACE inhibitors, sulfa drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Lotensin HCT 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.