What is benazepril?
Benazepril is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It is the generic version of the brand-name drug Lotensin. Benazepril is an ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor that helps open your blood vessels to reduce your blood pressure.
More than 100 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure, a condition in which blood flows too forcefully through the veins, placing stress on the cardiovascular system and leaving you at greater risk of heart attack or stroke.
Benazepril is commonly prescribed alongside lifestyle adjustments (such as a change in diet, physical activity, and not smoking) to help patients get their blood pressure under control and prevent serious heart conditions down the line.