What is Benazepril?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Lotensin

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Benazepril is an ACE inhibitor medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure, and chronic renal failure.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 33 11
High blood pressure (hypertension) 18 3
General health 2 0
Chronic kidney disease 1 0
Decreased kidney function 1 0
Doctor recommendation 1 0

Show all 10 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Benazepril

Side effect Patients
Cough 1
Dizziness 1
Dry cough 1
Muscle pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Benazepril

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 3
20 mg daily 2
10 mg daily 1
15 mg daily 1
30 mg daily 1
10mg as needed 1
20mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Benazepril

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 11
Other 3
Side effects too severe 3
See all 15 patients who've stopped taking Benazepril

Duration

Currently taking Benazepril

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

Stopped taking Benazepril

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Benazepril after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amlodipine-benazepril (Lotrel) 1
Atenolol (Tenormin) 1
Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide (Lotensin HCT) 1

Patients stopped taking Benazepril and switched to:

Treatment Patients
candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide (Atacand Plus) 1
Losartan (Cozaar) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Benazepril

Jan 15, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Severe (muscle pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2011 (Started Apr 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support circulatory health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2010 (Started Jan 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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