Lotrel 10mg/40mg (NDC: 0078-0379)

Name:

Lotrel 10mg/40mg

NDC:

0078-0379

Generic Name:

Amlodipine Besylate And Benazepril Hydrochloride

Strength:

10; 40mg; mg

Form:

Capsule

Labeler:

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Shape:

Capsule

Color:

Blue

Imprint:

Lotrel;0379

Medication Class:

CCB and ACEI

Active Ingredient:

Amlodipine Besylate; Benazepril Hydrochloride

Pregnancy Category:

Usually not recommended (Category D)

Illustration:

Pill Illustration: Lotrel 10mg/40mg (0078-0379)

Similar NDCs

54868-5690

About this medication

Lotrel is the name of the medication. It comes in the form of a capsule, and should be taken by mouth. It belongs to a class of medications called CCB and ACEI.

Why is this medication prescribed

This medication is usually used for reducing high blood pressure (also called hypertension) and reduces the workload of the heart. Ask your physician why he or she gave you this medication.

How does it work

Lotrel is made from two different medications. One belongs to a group of medications called Calcium Channel Blockers. The other belongs to a group of medications called ACE inhibitors. Both work in different ways to relax the blood vessels which makes them grow wider. So, your blood pressure goes down and it helps your heart.

How to use it

This medication comes as a capsule. You should put it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water.

What to do if you are pregnant

Tell your physician if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Studies show that when pregnant women use the medication, some babies are born with problems related to the medication. However, in some serious situations, the medication may still help the mother and the baby more than it might harm. Talk with your physician about it.

More Information

Read more about Lotrel 10mg/40mg on the FDA website.

Last Update: May 13th 2017
Data sources: Label (May 13th 2017), FDA (May 31st 2015)

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