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Lotrel is an ACE inhibitor (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor) which is commonly used in the treatment of hypertension. Lotrel can be prescribed in its generic form, amlodipine and benazepril, which in conjunction work to relax the blood vessels and reduce the workload on the heart.

Lotrel should never be prescribed for women who are pregnant, and women who are taking Lotrel should use an effective form of birth control, as this medication has been proven to cause serious harm, birth defects, or death in unborn babies. It has not yet been determined whether or not Lotrel will pass into breast milk and cause harm to a baby who is breast feeding. Physicians should avoid prescribing Lotrel to women who are nursing or to women who have a high likelihood of becoming pregnant.

Lotrel may cause health complications in patients who have other health conditions. Patients with a medical history which includes diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, collagen vascular disorders, or additional conditions involving the heart might need special monitoring, testing, or care if taking Lotrel, or may not be able to take it at all.

Lotrel can cause serious health complications for patients who take too much medication. Patients who miss a regular dose of Lotrel can take it when it is remembered unless it is too close to the next dose of Lotrel. In this case, the missed Lotrely dose should be skipped and regular dosing can be returned to at the next regular dose. Overdosing on Lotrel can cause complications and symptoms such as slurred speech, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, weakness, fainting, accelerated heart rate, slow heart rate, confusion, coma, or death. If it is suspected that a patient has overdosed on Lotrel, immediate medical attention is necessary.

Lotrel carries a risk of side effects. Some side effects may be severe for a small percentage of patients, and these severe side effects require immediate emergency medical attention. Some patients may experience an allergic reaction when starting Lotrel, which is likely to present as difficulty breathing, itching, hives, and swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, face, or mouth. Serious side effect may include symptoms like variations in heart beat, severe dizziness and fainting, slow heart rate, chest pain, unusually fast heart rate, swelling of the legs, swelling of the ankles, jaundice, or an inability to produce an appropriate amount of urine.

Most patients complain of less serious side effects which may or may not be able to be reduced by adjusting the dosage of Lotrel. Less serious side effects are much more common and may include symptoms like impotence, flushing, rash, itching, insomnia or sleep difficulties, fatigue, dry cough, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, constipation, abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea.

Patients should be warned never to take additional medications without the consent of the prescribing physician, including over the counter medications, herbal remedies, and vitamin supplements. Additional medications may cause negative interactions if taken simultaneously with Lotrel. Medication such as potassium supplements, diuretics, and lithium are likely to cause health complications of taken with Lotrel. Patients should also avoid salt substitutes as well as any other product that contains potassium. Sweating and diarrhea often associated with Lotrel can cause dehydration as well as an unsafe drop in blood pressure. Alcoholic beverages can add to the decrease in blood pressure and should be avoided while taking Lotrel. Patients who take Lotrel should maintain hydration levels and avoid situations which can cause dehydration.

Lotrel has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of lotrel


• Molecular formula of lotrel is C20H25ClN2O5
• Chemical IUPAC Name is methylethyl2-(2-aminoethoxymethyl)-4-(2-chlorophenyl)-6- methyl-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate
• Molecular weight is 408.876 g/mol
Lotrel available : 2.5-10mg capsules, 5-40mg capsules, 5-20mg capsules, 5-10mg capsules, 10-40mg capsules, 10-20mg capsules

Generic name: Amlodipine

Brand name(s): Amlocard, Amlodipino, Amlodipinum, Amlodis, Amvaz, Coroval, Lipinox, Norvasc

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