Benazepril is an ACE inhibitor–a drug that lowers blood pressure by stopping the body from producing an enzyme that causes blood vessels to become more narrow. Using this drug causes blood vessels to become more wide so that the patient experiences lower blood pressure than usual.
Women capable of bearing children shouldn’t use Beazepril. Benazepril has been shown to cause serious birth defects and is often fatal to developing fetuses. Women should stop using Benazepril if they get a positive result on a pregnancy test.
Patients may develop symptoms of low blood pressure if they are on too high a dose of this drug. Low blood pressure is characterized by dizziness and drowsiness.