What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Dilotex?
You should not take Dilotex if you are allergic to it.
To make sure Dilotex is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- liver disease; or
- a heart valve problem called aortic stenosis.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Dilotex can pass into breast milk, but effects on the nursing baby are not known. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
Dilotex is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old.
More common side effects
The more common side effects that occur with Dilotex/benazepril include:
- swelling of your feet, ankles, and hands
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Side Effects of Dilotex Besylate:
Like all the other medicines this Dilotex Besylate also has side effects, but not everyone is victim of it. Below are the common side effects of Dilotex Besylate:
- Feeling sick
- Abdominal pain
- Palpitations (awareness of your heart beat)
- Ankle swelling
If the above listed side effects of Dilotex Besylate cause you more problems or if they last for more hours then, you should consult your doctor.
There are also severe side effects of this Dilotex Besylate, but there are very rare chances of them to occur. Consult your doctor immediately.
Serious Dilotex Besylate Side Effects
- Irregular heartbeats: You may feel that your heartbeat is getting fast or slow.
- Swelling: Swelling and bulging of face, feet and ankles and hand.
- Numbness: Tingling or numbness is felt on hands or feet.
- Chest pain: Chest pain with an exertion that can last longer or occurs more often times.
- Severe abdominal pain: If you feel severe pain in the upper stomach along with vomiting and nausea.
- Blurred vision: If you suffer from eye pain and change in a vision.
- Muscle cramps
- Severe joint pain
- Changes in mood
- Shortness of breath
Above are very serious side effects, stop taking your medicine and ask for a medical treatment at the nearest hospital if you experience any of the above. If you are older than 65 years, you should be more careful while taking Dilotex as some people in this stage may catch up to the symptoms easily. Tell your doctor if you notice anything else which makes u feel unwell.
Each tablet contains 2.5 mg, 5 mg or 10 mg as the active ingredient.
It also contains the following inactive ingredients:
- microcrystalline cellulose
- maize starch
- Magnesium stearate.
This medicine does not contain, sucrose, gluten, tartrazine or any other azo dyes. This medicine comes in three strengths: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg.
- 5 mg tablets: white to off-white, round, unscored, imprinted “APO” on one side and “AML” over “2.5” on the other side.
- 5 mg tablets: white to off-white, round, flat-faced, beveled-edge scored tablets, engraved “AML” over score “5” on one side and “APO” on the other side.
- 10 mg tablets: white to off-white, round, unscored tablets, engraved “APO” on one side and “AML” over “10” on the other side.
How to take this Dilotex Besylate Medicine?
Swallow the medicine with a full glass of water. Take this medicine at the same time regularly as it will have the best effect of medicine. It will not matter if you take this medicine with or without food. Continue taking this medicine for as long as your doctor prescribes you. This medicine helps you to control your condition, but it will not cure it.
What if you forgot to take it?
If you forgot to take your medicine and now it’s time for the next dose then, skip the missed dose and take your current dose on the usual time. Do not take double dose to meet up for missed ones. If you have trouble remembering to take your medicine, ask your pharmacist for some hints to help you remember.
Q: Can Norvasc prevent weight loss?
A: Norvasc (Dilotex) belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers (CCBs) that relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow. Norvasc is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease. Common side effects of Norvasc include headache, dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, stomach pain, and flushing. According to the prescribing information for Norvasc, weight gain has been reported in patients using the medication. However, it is reported as either occurring uncommonly or it is unclear if Norvasc is the cause of weight gain or not. Consult your doctor about your weight gain. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with Norvasc. Sarah Lewis, PharmD
Before taking Dilotex,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Dilotex, any other medications, or any ingredients in Dilotex tablets or suspension. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: certain medications for seizures such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek), and phenobarbital; clarithromycin (Biaxin, in Prevpac); cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune); efavirenz (Sustiva); indinavir (Crixivan); itraconazole (Onmel, Sporanox); ketoconazole (Nizoral); lovastatin (Altoprev, in Advicor); nefazodone; nelfinavir (Viracept); nevirapine (Viramune); rifabutin (Mycobutin); rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, in Rifamate), ritonavir (Norvir, in Kaletra), simvastatin (Zocor, in Simcor, in Vytorin), and tacrolimus (Astragraf SL, Prograf). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart failure or heart or liver disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Dilotex, call your doctor.
Taking simvastatin with Dilotex can cause the levels of this cholesterol medication to increase in your body. This may lead to more side effects.
Q: What pain killers, if any, can be taken if you are using Norvasc?
A: Acetaminophen can be used when taking Norvasc (Dilotex ). If you need any thing stronger the you should consult with you health care provider as what course of treatment they feel you need. For more information you can go to //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/tylenol //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/norvasc Gerald Levy, RPh
8. Cautions with other medicines
If you take other medicines that lower blood pressure, such as ramipril or lisinopril, at the same time as Dilotex, the combination can sometimes lower your blood pressure too much.
This may make you feel dizzy or faint. If this keeps happening to you, tell your doctor as your dose may need to be changed.
Some medicines can interfere with the way Dilotex works.
Tell your doctor if you're taking any of these medicines before starting Dilotex:
- the antibiotics clarithromycin, erythromycin or rifampicin
- medicines for high blood pressure, including diltiazem and verapamil
- the antifungals itraconazole or ketoconazole
- medicines to treat HIV or HCV (hepatitis C virus)
- the anti-epilepsy medicines carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital (phenobarbitone) or primidone
- medicines to suppress your immune system, such as ciclosporin or tacrolimus
- more than 20mg a day of the cholesterol-lowering medicine simvastatin