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Ace Inhibitors Without Dry Cough
If it is not uncommon for ACE inhibitors to produce an annoying cough, why not prescribe arbs from the get go? Are they generally less effective?
Yes: Cough due to CHF is due to excessive fluid buildup in lungs due to inefficient heart function. Cough due to ace inhibitors is a benign (though irritating) side effect seen in a minority of patients. Ace inhibitors are first line drugs for "systolic" CHF ( due to weakened heart muscle). Presence of cough does not exclude use, but most physicians would switch to alternative "arb" medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough upon Altace trial 10 yrs ago. Possible I might not have same reaction now, esp w/diff brand of Ace Inhibitor? ACE studies look better than ARB.
Altace cough: it is worth trying again as you will know quickly whether you are sensitive to it, and if you are, you can stop it. Best to check with your cardiologist. ...Read more
I hear that the chances of a strong annoying cough due to an ACE inhibitor for hbp (no diabetes) is experienced by many patients. How true is this?
I was switched from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor for hbp due to bad side effects. How long will it take for the cough with lisinopril?
How to combat ankle edema caused as a side effect by s-amlodipine.The hypertensive pt.Was previously put on ACE inhibitor but developed cough?
Short of breath, lump in throat, difficulty swallowing, cough daily for 6 mos. And getting worse. One dr. Says reflux the other says ACE inhibitor (angioedema). Which is most likely given the symptoms?
Acute or chronic?: A dry cough can be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these especially if it is a chronic cough (present for weeks) or episodic (resolves then recurs). Treatment is dependent on the precise etiology so you need to see your doctor for evaluation so treatment can be initiated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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