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Generic Name
Benazepril Hydrochloride
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).
The risk category is C in the first trimester.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Angiotensin - converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE - inhibitor)used as antihypertensive.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • maternal use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in general during the second and third trimesters is associated with renal and skull defects (hypocalvaria), oligohydramnios and intrauterine death.
  • No human data available about the use of this agent in pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted in breast milk; avoid use in breast-feeding mothers if possible.
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