The combination of amlodipine and benazepril has been shown to cause adverse side effects in some patients. If these reactions become severe or do not go away after a day or two, seek medical attention right away.
Mild side effects reported from amlodipine and benazepril use include:
- Flushing (feeling of warmth)
More serious side effects include:
- Swelling (specifically in arms, hands, feet and legs)
- Difficulty breathing
- Skin rash
- Yellowing of skin or eyes
If you experience any of these side effects, seek medical attention immediately. These are symptoms of a possibly serious adverse reaction to this medication and require treatment right away.
As with all medication, inform your doctor of any medical conditions you are currently managing. Tell them about any and all medication, prescription drugs, and supplements you are taking before starting treatment with amlodipine and benazepril. This combination medication can interact with substances in the body, causing potentially serious adverse reactions. Specifically, you should mention if you are taking other forms of blood pressure medication, diuretics, or potassium supplements.
Tell your doctor if you have had diabetes, heart failure, lupus, or heart, kidney or liver disease.
In addition, let your doctor know if you are planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are currently breastfeeding before starting treatment with this medication.