Lopin besylate belongs to the group of medications which are known as calcium channel blockers or calcium ion antagonists. Their work is to widen up blood vessels which makes easier for the heart to pump the blood around the body which increases blood supply in the body along with oxygen, but it does not change the amount of calcium in your blood.
Taking these drugs with Lopin/benazepril can increase the levels of these medications in your body. This means that you may have more side effects. Examples of these drugs include:
Lopin/benazepril is a prescription drug. It comes as an oral capsule.
Lopin/benazepril is available as the brand-name drug Lotrel. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug.
This drug is a combination of two drugs in a single form: Lopin and benazepril. It’s important to know about all the drugs in the combination because each drug may affect you in a different way.
This drug may be used as part of a combination therapy. That means you need to take it with other drugs.
How it works
Lopin belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
Lopin blocks calcium from entering certain tissues and arteries. This makes it easier for them to relax so that blood can flow more easily to your heart. This in turn helps lower your blood pressure, and reduces your risk of heart attack or stroke. If you’re taking Lopin for chest pain, this drug reduces your risk of hospitalization and surgeries due to chest pain.
Lopin oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with Lopin are listed below.
This medication contains Lopin. Do not take Norvasc if you are allergic to Lopin or any ingredients contained in this drug.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.