Lotrel Generic Medications:Chemical Name: BENAZEPRIL (ben-AY-ze-pril) and AMLODIPINE (am-LOE-di-peen)
Lotrel (Amlodipine + Benazepril)
Lotrel medication is a combination drug consisting of amlodipine which acts as a calcium channel blocker and Benazepril which is ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor, used for the treatment of hypertension when other medicines stop working.
You can purchase Lotrel generic from Canada Pharmacy.
Active ingredients are:
- Amlodipine besylate
- Benazepril hydrochloride
Inactive ingredients are:
- Calcium phosphate
- Cellulose compounds
- Colloidal silicon dioxide
- Hydrogenated castor oil
- Iron oxides
- Magnesium stearate
- Polysorbate 80
- Silicon dioxide
- Sodium lauryl sulfate
- Sodium starch (potato) glycolate
- Starch (corn)
- Titanium dioxide
Lotrel should be used on the recommendation of your health professional. Ingest the whole medicine, avoid chewing it. Don't break the tablet. This medicine is administered orally.
If you accidentally miss the dose take it as soon as you remember it. Don't mix the dose with the other one. Avoid taking 2 doses at the same time. The dosage of the drug depends on the age and health condition of the patient.
Tell your health professional if you have any allergy from any ingredient present in the medicine.
Avoid recommending this medicine by yourself to anyone else suffering from same symptoms and conditions as yours. Don't stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Your condition might get worse.
Avoid using Lotrel if you are pregnant.
All drugs cause some side effects. However, some cause minor and some cause major side effects. That’s why you should make sure to only administer the recommended amount.
Common side effects of Lotrel include:
- Swelling of the hands/ankles/feet
- Water retention (oedema) in legs and arms
- Oedema in the lungs
- Stomach pain
- Muscle cramps
- Sexual problems
Serious side effects of Lotrel include:
- Worsening of chest pain
- Yellowing skin or eyes (jaundice)
- Stomach pain
- Kidney failure
- Blood disorders
- Overgrowth of gums
- Heart palpitations
- Reduced number of platelets in the blood
- Serious skin reactions also may occur
- Unusual weakness or tired feeling
- Rapid weight gain
- Sore throat
- Body aches
- Flu symptoms
- High potassium (slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling)
- Angioedema (swelling)
Product Code: 5495
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.