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Can lisinopril cause a cough after taking it for years?

Can lisinopril cause a cough after taking it for years?

One of the telltale adverse effects of ACE inhibitors, including lisinopril, is a chronic, hacking cough — a potential side effect that patients often don’t hear about.

How can I get rid of cough caused by lisinopril for high BP?

There is a lozenge that is for dry mouth and I have had limited success using them but other than that the only thing you can do is to have your doctor prescrib a different medication. Small consolation the cough will lessen over time.

Are there any side effects of taking lisinopril?

Take Care! Hi, a ‘common’ side effect of taking Lisinopril is developing a cough unfortunately. I have recently started taking a medication that gives me dry mouth, and this sometimes leads to a dry coughing.

Are there any medications that make you cough all the time?

Medications – ACE inhibitors, medications that are used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, may cause someone to cough night and day. Examples of ACE inhibitors include Vasotec (enalapril), Capoten (captopril), Prinivil or Zestril (lisinopril), Lotensin (benazepril), and Altace (ramipril).

Why do I have a dry cough after taking ACE inhibitor?

Persistent cough: Major causes. It occurs in up to 20% of people taking an ACE inhibitor. The first symptom is often just a throat tickle, followed by a dry cough that can begin as soon as three weeks or as late as one year after the medication is started. Once the cough starts, it lingers and lingers.

What should you know about lisinopril and cough?

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Can you take lisinopril if you have high blood pressure?

Be careful, if you have high blood pressure you should take something. Diovan never makes me cough but Lisinopril does. My sister had a stroke and later died of a heart attack due to not taking medication. Definitely call your doctor and tell him about this.

When to stop lisinopril for sinus drainage?

There may be something to the sinus involvement. The cough reoccurs once or twice during the night and drives both me and my wife nuts. About 10 days ago after using lisinopril for about 3 weeks, I was forced to stop the medication.

Is there a difference between lisinopril and captopril?

But that doesn’t mean lisinopril and drugs in the same class—Capoten (captopril) and Vasotec (enalapril), for example—aren’t without side effects. One notable one is an annoying, persistent, dry cough.