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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 OverviewLotensin® (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.
Generic Lotensin -- StrengthsGeneric 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
- Teva Pharmaceuticals.