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Generic Name
Benazepril hydrochloride (hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide)
Trade Name
Novartis Pharma
Risk Category
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Antihypertensive.
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.
  • Thiazide diuretic.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • maternal use of (ACE) inhibitors in general during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters is associated with renal and skull defects (hypocalvaria), oligohydramnios and intrauterine death.
  • No human data available yet for benazepril in pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • No data available for benazepril but other ACE-inhibitors are excreted into milk in low concentrations without adverse effects on nursing infants.
  • Hydrochlorothiazide is excreted into milk, safe in breast feeding although it may suppress lactation and potential to cause thrombocytopenia in nursing infants.
  • Other Trade Names
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