Treating high blood pressure in certain patients. It may be used alone or with other medicines.

Amlodipine/benazepril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and a calcium channel blocker combination. It works by helping your blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure.

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  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking amlodipine / benazepril:

    Less common:
    Confusion
    dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
    fast or irregular heartbeat
    nervousness
    numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
    shortness of breath
    swelling of the ankles, feet, or lower legs
    weakness or heaviness of the legs
    Rare:
    Bleeding gums
    chills
    fever
    nausea or vomiting
    nosebleeds
    pale skin
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips, tongue, or inside the mouth
    stomach pain or bloating with fever, nausea, or vomiting
    swelling of the face, mouth, hands, or feet
    trouble with swallowing or breathing (sudden) or hoarseness
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    yellow eyes or skin
    Incidence not known:
    Chest pain
    heartburn
    pain or burning in the throat
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with amlodipine / benazepril may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common:
    Cough (dry and continues)
    feeling of warmth
    redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally upper chest
    sleepiness
    Incidence not known:
    Acid or sour stomach
    belching
    blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
    body aches or pain
    cracked, dry, or scaly skin
    decreased interest in sexual intercourse
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    frequent urination
    inability to have or keep an erection
    increased volume of pale, dilute urine
    indigestion
    lack or loss of strength
    loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    muscle or bone pain
    shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
    stomach discomfort or upset
    sudden sweating
    swelling
    tender, swollen glands in the neck
    trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
    trouble with sleeping
    voice changes
  • (oral capsule)