Amlodipine + benazepril


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
HTN.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO Each cap contains amlodipine (mg)/benazepril (mg): 2.5/10, 5/10, 5/20, 5/40, 10/20 or 10/40: Initial: 2.5 mg/10 mg once daily, may be titrated according to response. Max: Amlodipine 10 mg and benazepril 40 mg once daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
History of angioedema. Concomitant use w/ aliskiren esp in patients w/ DM. Severe renal impairment (CrCl ≤30 mL/min). Pregnancy and lactation.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ severe obstructive coronary artery disease, aortic/mitral stenosis, obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, volume and salt depletion, CHF w/ or w/o renal insufficiency, DM, collagen vascular disease (e.g. SLE), severe heart failure, MI. Patient undergoing surgery or during anaesthesia. Hepatic and severe renal impairment. Elderly. Monitoring Parameters Monitor BUN, serum creatinine, electrolytes, and BP.
Adverse Reactions
Cough, peripheral oedema, angioedema, headache, dizziness; asthenia, fatigue; insomnia, nervousness, anxiety, tremor, decreased libido; flushing, hot flashes, rash, skin nodule, dermatitis; dry mouth, nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, oesophagitis, neutropenia; hypokalaemia, back and musculoskeletal pain, muscle cramps; pharyngitis, impotence, polyuria.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of hyperkalaemia w/ K supplements and K-sparing diuretics. Increased amlodipine systemic exposure w/ CYP3A4 inhibitors. May cause worsening of renal function and loss of antihypertensive effect w/ NSAIDs. May increase systemic exposure of simvastatin. May increase serum levels and toxicity of lithium. May cause nitritoid reaction w/ Na aurothiomalate. May increase risk of angioedema w/ mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors (e.g. sirolimus, everolimus, temsirolimus).
ATC Classification
C09AA07 - benazepril ; Belongs to the class of ACE inhibitors. Used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
C08CA01 - amlodipine ; Belongs to the class of dihydropyridine derivative selective calcium-channel blockers with mainly vascular effects. Used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
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