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Lotensin was originally developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals but has since come off patent, making it available as a generic. Several companies manufacture generic Lotensin, which is sold under the name Benazepril HCL tablets.

Generic for Lotensin: An Overview

Lotensin® (benazepril hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lotensin is part of a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors for short. Lotensin helps to block the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which is normally part of a reaction in the body that causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking this enzyme, Lotensin causes blood vessels to relax, which lowers blood pressure.
 
Lotensin was originally developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. It has since come off patent, making it available as a generic.
 

Generic Lotensin -- Strengths

Generic Lotensin is sold under the name Benazepril HCL tablets and is available in several strengths, including:
 
  • Benazepril HCL 5 mg tablets
  • Benazepril HCL 10 mg tablets
  • Benazepril HCL 20 mg tablets
  • Benazepril HCL 40 mg tablets.
     

Who Makes Generic Lotensin?

Generic Lotensin is currently manufactured by a number of companies, including, but not limited to:
 
  • Mylan Laboratories
  • Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals
  • Sandoz
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals.
     
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