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i developed a cough and swollen throat after starting to take ramipril. i discontinued taking it two weeks ago. when will the coughing stop?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Stop ramipiril: No, most likely the cough will continue and the throat swelling is definitely a reason NOT to continue to take Ramipiril. This is what we call an ACE inhibitor which has the side effects you mention and should be stopped and you need to consult with your MD for further recs.

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