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Generic name: Amlodipine/benazepril - Oral
Brand name(s): Lotrel
This medication is a combination of two drugs: a calcium channel blocker (amlodipine) and an ACE inhibitor (benazepril). It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
Amlodipine relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow. Benazepril is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. Benazepril also widens blood vessels and also prevents the body from retaining water. Lotrel is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).