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.
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.
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.
This medication comes as a capsule. You should put it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water.
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.
Read more about Lotrel 5mg/40mg on the FDA website.