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    can under eye puffiness be caused by a medication?
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    Anon_44683 posted:
    Last summer a cardioligist thought I had high blood pressure even though have almost never had a high reading. He prescribed benezapril.
    I took it for a couple months even though I think it had something to do with the reed blotchiness on the inside arm. Then I quit after I had recorded about 6 weeks of blood pressure readings. My regular physician started me back on it in January since he felt I needed it for other heart related issues.
    I have always had a little under eye puffiness, but since taking this drug, the puffiness is extreme. I know that benezapril is supposed to reduce water retention, but it sure makes me wonder if it has caused my eye puffiness.
    Anyone have the same effect?
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    billh99 responded:
    This is one of the uncommon side effects from ACEinhibitors.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angioedema


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