What is Amlodipine-benazepril?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Lotrel

false

Amlodipine-benazepril is a combination product of amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker and benazepril, an an ACE inhibitor, that is used to treatment high blood pressure (hypertension).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 57 22
High blood pressure (hypertension) 17 7
General health 5 6
Raynaud's phenomenon 1 2
Support heart health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
4
Mild
5
None
25

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amlodipine-benazepril

Side effect Patients
Swelling in feet 2
Blood pressure decreased 1
Complete exhaustion 1
Headaches 1
Racing heart feeling 1
Swelling in legs 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amlodipine-benazepril

Dosage Patients
10 mg-20 mg daily 3
2.5-10 mg daily 2
5-40 mg daily 2
5-10 mg daily 1
10-20 mg daily 1
5 mg-10 mg daily 1
5 mg-20 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Amlodipine-benazepril

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 12
Side effects too severe 5
Did not seem to work 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 19 patients who've stopped taking Amlodipine-benazepril

Duration

Currently taking Amlodipine-benazepril

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Amlodipine-benazepril

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 34
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 29
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 20
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Amlodipine-benazepril after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lisinopril (Zestril) 1
Olmesartan (Benicar) 1

Patients stopped taking Amlodipine-benazepril and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Benazepril (Lotensin) 1
Last updated:

6 patient evaluations for Amlodipine-benazepril

Jan 11, 2014 (Started Dec 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For the last few weeks my blood pressure has been too low 97/73 so was advised to stop taking it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 30, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg-10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg-10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 12, 2010 (Started Mar 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    Mild (swelling in feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: So fare so good. Just a little side effects, till now. Lets hope this workout well. Was a bit sceptic about it, but for no reasen I think.
Side effects: swelling in feet

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 3 of 6 patient evaluations for Amlodipine-benazepril