· High blood pressure.

Benazepril tablets may be taken before, during or after meals, taking foods that do not alter the bioavailability but delaying absorption.

Benazepril is administered as a daily intake.

Hypertension, essential

In the absence of depletion, pre-hydrosodic or renal insufficiency (in common practice): the effective dosage is 10 mg per day in a single dose.
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If necessary, a diuretic, non-hyperkalaemic agent may be associated, in order to obtain an additional drop in blood pressure.
In arterial hypertension previously treated with diuretics

· Stop the diuretic 3 days before to reintroduce it, if necessary

· Either administer 2.5 mg initial doses and adjust them according to response,

It is recommended to dose plasma creatinine and serum potassium prior to treatment and within 15 days of initiation of treatment.
In patients over 70 years of age (see section 4.4), treatment should be initiated at a lower dose (5 mg / day), increased if necessary to 10 mg / Day, after one month of treatment

In hypertension, renovascular therapy, it is recommended to start treatment at 2.5 mg / day and to adjust it to the patient's blood pressure response

Serum creatinine and serum potassium will be monitored for any functional renal insufficiency (see Warnings and Precautions).

In the case of renal insufficiency, the dosage of benazepril is adjusted to the degree of this deficiency

If the creatinine clearance is greater than or equal to 30 ml / min, there is no need to change the dosage.
· If the creatinine clearance is less than 30 ml / min, a daily dose of 5 mg per day is recommended.

In these patients, normal medical practice includes periodic control of potassium and creatinine, for example every two months in periods of stability, therapeutic.
The diuretics to be combined, in this case are the so-called diuretics of the loop.

Benazeprilate is weakly dialyzable (see Warnings and Precautions for Use / Hemodialysis).

No information in the marketing authorization.


ATC code: C09AA07

Mechanism of action, pharmacological

Benazepril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor of angiotensin II, a vasoconstrictor substance but also a stimulant of aldosterone secretion by the adrenal cortex. Br>

This results in

· Decreased secretion of aldosterone

· Elevated renin activity, plasma, aldosterone no longer having negative feedback

A decrease in total peripheral resistance with a preferential action on the muscular and renal territories, without this drop being accompanied by hydrosodic retention or reflex tachycardia in chronic treatment
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The antihypertensive action of benazepril is also present in subjects with low or normal renin concentrations

Benazepril acts through its active metabolite, benazeprilate, the other metabolites, being inactive.

Benazepril is active in all stages of arterial hypertension: mild, moderate or severe, decreased pressure, systolic and diastolic arterial pressure, decubitus, and orthostatism with no change in cardiac rhythm.

The antihypertensive activity, after a single dose, takes place from the first hour, is maximum between 2 and 4 hours, and is maintained for 24 hours. >
The residual blockade of the 24-hour conversion enzyme is very high, ranging from about 90% to 95%.

The discontinuation of treatment is not accompanied by a rebound in hypertension:

If necessary, the addition of a thiazide diuretic results in additive synergy. The combination of an enzyme-conversion inhibitor and a thiazide also reduces the risk of hypokalemia induced by the diuretic alone.
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The use of the combination of an ACE inhibitor with an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (ARA II) was analyzed in two large randomized controlled trials (ONTARGET ONLY Telmisartan Alone and in combination with Ramipril Global Endpoint Trial) and VA NEPHRON-D (The Veterans Affairs Nephropathy in Diabetes). The ONTARGET study was performed in patients with a history of disease, cardiovascular disease or cerebrovascular disease, or with type 2 diabetes with target organs. The VA NEPHRON-D study was performed in type 2 diabetic patients with diabetic nephropathy

Compared to monotherapy, these studies did not demonstrate any significant beneficial effect on the progression of renal and / or cardiovascular disease and mortality, while there was an increase Of the risk of hyperkalemia, acute renal failure and / or hypotension

These results are also applicable to other IEC and ARA II, taking into account the similarity of their pharmacodynamic properties.

IEC and ARA II should therefore not be combined in patients with diabetic nephropathy.

The ALTITUDE study (Aliskiren Trial, in Type 2 Diabetes Using Cardiovascular and Renal Disease Endpoints) was carried out with the aim of evaluating the benefit of the addition of aliskiren to standard treatment with IEC or ARA II In patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic renal insufficiency, with or without cardiovascular disorders. This study was terminated prematurely due to an increased risk of adverse events. Cardiovascular, vascular and cerebral deaths were more frequent in the aliskiren group than in the placebo group, even in adverse events and in some serious adverse events such as hyperkalemia, hypotension And renal insufficiency were reported more frequently in the aliskiren group than in the placebo group.

This medicinal product should NEVER be used in cases of

· Hypersensitivity to benazepril or to any of the excipients

· Antecedent of angioedema (edema of Quincke) related to taking an enzyme inhibitor, conversion

· In the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy (see sections 4.4 and 4.4).
Precautions for use and Pregnancy and lactation.
The combination of BENAZEPRIL TEVA with drugs containing aliskiren is contraindicated in patients with diabetes or renal insufficiency (GFR [glomerular filtration rate]

· Bilateral stenosis of the renal artery or functionally unique kidney

· Hyperkalemia.

· During the first trimester of pregnancy.

Warnings, special

Double blockade of the system, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone (RAAS)

It is established that the combination of ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ARA II) or aliskiren increases the risk of hypotension, Hyperkalaemia and impairment of renal function (including the risk of acute renal failure)

Therefore, the double blockade of RAAS by the combination of IEC, ARA II or aliskiren is not recommended (see sections Interactions with other medicines and other forms of interactions and properties Pharmacodynamics).

Nevertheless, if such an association is considered absolutely necessary, it can only be done under the supervision of a specialist and with close and frequent control of renal function, ionogram, blood pressure Arterial pressure. ACE inhibitors and ARBs II should not be combined in patients with diabetic nephropathy

Risk of neutropenia / agranulocytosis in the field: immunosuppressed

Conversion enzyme inhibitors have exceptionally caused agranulocytosis and / or bone marrow depression when administered

· At high doses

· In patients with renal insufficiency associated with systemic diseases (collagenases such as lupus, disseminated erythematosus or scleroderma) with immunosuppressive and / or potentially leucopenic treatment
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The strict observance of the recommended dosages seems to constitute the best prevention of the occurrence of these events. However, if a conversion enzyme inhibitor is to be administered to this type of patient, the benefit / risk ratio will be carefully measured.

ACE inhibitors should not be started during pregnancy. Unless ACE treatment is considered essential, it is recommended that patients considering pregnancy modify their antihypertensive treatment for a drug with a well established safety profile during pregnancy. In case of diagnosis of pregnancy, treatment with ACE inhibitors should be discontinued immediately and, if necessary, an alternative treatment should be started (see sections Contraindications and Pregnancy and lactation). >

Angioedema, (Edema of Quincke)

An angioedema of the face, extremities, lips, tongue, glottis and / or larynx has been rarely reported, in patients treated with a conversion enzyme inhibitor, including benazepril . In such cases, benazepril should be discontinued immediately and the patient should be monitored until the edema has disappeared.

Angioedema associated with laryngeal edema may be fatal When the tongue, glottis or larynx is affected, which can lead to obstruction of the airways, an adrenaline solution; Subcutaneous to 1/1000 (0.3 ml to 0.5 ml) should be administered promptly and other appropriate treatments should be applied. Code>
The prescription of an ACE inhibitor should no longer be considered in these patients (see section Contraindications).

The incidence of angioedema when converting enzyme therapy is higher in black patients than in other patients.
Patients with a history of angioedema not related to the use of a conversion enzyme inhibitor have an increased risk of angioedema under the enzyme-converting enzyme inhibitor


Anaphylactoid reactions (edema of the tongue and lips with dyspnea and decreased blood pressure) have also been observed during hemodialysis using high permeability membranes (polyacrylonitrile) in patients treated with anti - Conversion enzyme. It is recommended to avoid this association

Precautions for use


A dry cough has been reported with the use of enzyme conversion inhibitors.

It is characterized by its persistence as well as by its disappearance when the treatment is stopped.
The iatrogenic etiology should be considered in the presence of this symptom.
In cases where the prescription of an ACE inhibitor is essential, further processing may be considered.


The efficacy and tolerability of benazepril in children have not been established

Risk of arterial hypotension and / or renal insufficiency (in case of heart failure, depletion, hydrosodic, etc.)
An important stimulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system is observed, especially during depletions, large hydrosodic events (deodorized diet, strict or prolonged diuretic treatment), in patients with initially low blood pressure, Renal artery stenosis, congestive heart failure or cirrhosis, edema-ascitic,

The blocking of this system by an inhibitor of the conversion enzyme can then cause a sudden drop in blood pressure and / or, rarely and in the first two weeks of treatment, A more variable delay, elevation of plasma creatinine indicative of acute functional renal failure,

In all these cases, the initiation of the treatment must be progressive (see section Posology and mode of administration).

Subject: aged

Renal function and serum potassium are assessed prior to onset of treatment (see Posology and Mode of Administration). The starting dose is subsequently adjusted as a function of the blood pressure response, a fortiori in the case of water-depleted depletion, in order to avoid any sudden onset hypotension. >
Renal insufficiency

In patients with renal insufficiency (creatinine clearance of less than 30 ml / min), the dosage is reduced (see section Posology and method of administration).

In these patients, and in patients with glomerular nephropathy, normal medical practice includes periodic control of potassium and creatinine (see Dosage and Mode of Administration). >

Subject with known atherosclerosis

Since the risk of hypotension exists, especially in all patients with ischemic heart disease or cerebral circulatory insufficiency, starting with low-dose therapy.

Hypertension, renovascular

Treatment of renal arterial hypertension is revascularization Nevertheless, ACE inhibitors may be useful for patients with hypertension, renovascular awaiting corrective intervention, or Is not possible.

Treatment should then be instituted with a low dose and monitoring of renal function and serum potassium should be performed, some patients having developed functional renal insufficiency, reversible, discontinuation of treatment.


Anemia with decreased hemoglobin was demonstrated, and in renal transplant patients or hemodialysis patients, the decline was all the greater as the baseline values ​​were high.
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This effect does not appear to be dose-dependent but would be related to the mechanism of action of ACE inhibitors.
This decrease is moderate, occurs within 1 to 6 months and then remains stable. It is reversible when processing is stopped.

This can be prosecuted in this type of patient by performing regular hematological control.

In patients with severe cardiac insufficiency (stage IV) or insulin-dependent diabetic patients (tendency, spontaneous hyperkalaemia), treatment will be initiated under medical supervision with a reduced initial dose. Code>
In a hypertensive patient with coronary artery disease, do not discontinue treatment with: beta-blocker: IEC will be added to the beta-blocker. >
Surgical intervention

In the case of anesthesia, and more, when anesthesia is performed with hypotensive agents, inhibitors of the enzyme of conversion are at the origin of hypotension. It is possible, therefore, is recommended the day before the intervention for long-acting conversion enzyme inhibitors, such as benazepril.
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Related to excipients

This medicine contains lactose. Its use is not recommended in patients with galactose intolerance, lactase deficiency or a glucose or galactose malabsorption syndrome (rare hereditary diseases).

Data from clinical trials have shown that double blockade of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) by the concomitant use of conversion enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor antagonists Or aliskiren is associated with a higher frequency of undesirable events such as hypotension, hyperkalaemia, and impaired renal function (including acute renal failure) in comparison to; The use of a single medicinal product acting on the RAAS (see section 4.3).
Some drugs or classes of therapeutics are likely to promote the occurrence of hyperkalaemia: potassium salts, potassium-sparing diuretics, inhibitors, angiotensin II inhibitors, anti-angiotensin II Non-steroidal inflammatory drugs, heparins (low molecular weight or non-fractionated), ciclosporin and tacrolimus, trimethoprim.

In hypertension: when a previous diuretic treatment may have resulted in water-depletion,

· Either stop the diuretic before beginning treatment with ACE inhibitors and reintroduce a diuretic, hypokalemia if necessary, later
· Or administer reduced initial doses of IEC and gradually increase the dosage.

In the case of congestive heart failure treated with diuretics, start with a very low dose of IEC, possibly after reducing the dose of the associated hypokalemic diuretic. Code>
In all cases: monitor renal function (creatinine) in the first few weeks of treatment with IEC.

+, NSAIDs, including inhibitors, selective COX-2 and acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)> 3 g / d.
Acute renal failure in the patient at risk (elderly and / or dehydrated) by decreased glomerular filtration (inhibition of vasodilator prostaglandins due to NSAIDs or aspirin)

In addition, antihypertensive effect reduction.

Hydrate the patient, monitor the function, renal at the beginning of treatment.
+; Baclofen

Increased effect, antihypertensive.

Blood Pressure Monitoring and Dosage Adjustment of the Antihypertensive Medication If Needed

Associations to be taken into account

+ Alphabloquants for urological purposes: alfuzosin, doxazosin, prazosin tamsulosin, terazosin

Increase in hypotensive effect. Risk of increased orthostatic hypotension.

+ Amifostine

Increased effect, antihypertensive.

+ Antidepressants imipraminic, neuroleptic

Antihypertensive effect and risk of increased orthostatic hypotension (additive effect)

Corticosteroids, tetracosactide (pathway, general) (except hydrocortisone used as a replacement therapy in Addison's disease)

Decreased antihypertensive effect (hydrosodic retention of corticosteroids).

Without object.

The most probable event, in case of overdose, is hypotension.

If severe hypotension occurs, it can be controlled by placing the patient in the decubitus, lower head, and if necessary by perfusion IV of isotonic sodium chloride solution or by any other means of volume expansion. Code>
Benazeprilate, the active form of benazepril, is weakly dialyzable (see section "Properties, Pharmacokinetics").

Use of ACE inhibitors is not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy (see Warnings and Precautions for Use). The use of ACE inhibitors is contraindicated in the 2 nd and 3 rd trimesters of pregnancy (see sections Contraindications and Warnings and Precautions for Use)

The available epidemiological data concerning the risk of malformation after exposure to IEC in the first trimester of pregnancy are not conclusive. However, a small increase in the risk of congenital malformations can not be ruled out. A, unless treatment with ACE inhibitors is considered essential, it is recommended that patients considering pregnancy modify their antihypertensive treatment for a drug with a well-established safety profile during pregnancy. In case of pregnancy diagnosis, treatment with IEC should be discontinued immediately and, if necessary, an alternative treatment will be started.

Exposure to ACE inhibitors during the 2 nd and 3 rd trimesters of pregnancy is known to cause fetotoxicity (decreased renal function, oligohydramnios, delayed ossification of skull bones) and toxicity to Newborn (insufficiency, renal, hypotension, hyperkalaemia) (see section Safety data, preclinical). In case of exposure to an ACE inhibitor, from the second trimester of pregnancy it is recommended to perform a fetal ultrasound to check renal function and the bones of the skull vault. IEC-treated mothers should be monitored for blood pressure (see sections 4.3 and 4.4).


Limited pharmacokinetic data have demonstrated low concentrations in breast milk (see Properties, Pharmacokinetics Properties, Pharmacokinetics). Although these concentrations do not appear to be clinically significant, the use of BENAZEPRIL TEVA SANTE 5 mg film-coated tablet is not recommended in women who breastfeed a preterm infant and during the first Weeks post-partum because of the hypothetical risk of cardiovascular and renal effects in the absence of clinical experience is inadequate.
In the case of breastfeeding an older child, the use of BENAZEPRIL TEVA SANTE 5 mg film-coated tablet may be considered in a woman who is breastfeeding if this treatment is necessary for the mother and That the child is being monitored for the purpose of detecting any undesirable effects.

At the clinical level

Have been found

· Headache, asthenia, vasomotor reactions, sensations, dizziness, palpitations

· Hypotension, orthostatic or not (see section CAUTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS / PRECAUTIONS)

· Rashes, pemphigus, Stevens Johnson syndrome

(Digestive disorders) (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain), dysgeusia
· Isolated cases of liver disease

· A dry cough has been reported with the use of ACE inhibitors. It is characterized by its persistence as well as by its disappearance at the end of the treatment The iatrogenic etiology should be considered in the presence of this symptom.

· Angioedema (angioedema) (see Warnings and Precautions) ·

Biologically speaking

· Moderate increase in urea and creatinine, plasma, reversible at cessation of treatment. This increase is more frequently encountered in cases of arterial stenosis, renal arterial hypertension, diuretics, renal insufficiency

· In the case of glomerular nephropathy, administration of an enzyme inhibitor, conversion may cause proteinuria.

· Hyperkalemia, usually transient.

· Anemia (see Warnings and Precautions for Use) has been reported in conjunction with ACE inhibitors on special sites (renal transplant, hemodialysis). Hemolytic anemia has been observed