Amlodipine-Benazepril is a combination of two medicines. The product together is to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). If you have high blood pressure, it exerts load on heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, it will affect the function of heart and arteries. It can also damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart and kidneys. Overall it can lead to conditions like stroke heart failure or kidney failure etc. Amlodipine-Benazepril helps lowering blood pressure and reduce the risk of above situations.
The above drug contain two components.
Amlodipine: It is a calcium channel blocker. It relaxes the blood vessels .It also helps to reduce the workload of heart to pump hard.
Benazepril: It is ACE inhibitor (angiotensin-converting enzyme). It decreases certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels.
Thus they help to control the hypertension.
Amlodipine-Benazepril have the following benefits.
Avoid taking the above tablet or discuss with your doctor if you have any of the following conditions.
Both Generic and Brand Lotrel contain same active ingredient. But they differ in their price with same effect. The difference in price is due to the packaging, pricing and the brand name. This makes the brand medicine costlier. The generic drugs are always cheaper.
Cost of pack of 30 tablets of 5/10 mg is $ 27, per unit cost is $ 0.9.
Cost of pack of 30 tablets of 10/10 mg is $ 27, per unit cost is $ 0.9.
Cost of pack of 30 tablets of 5/10 mg is $ 143.85, per unit cost is $ 4.79.