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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?

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?

Reasonable: Alternative. Most of the clinical studiesdone in heart failure, heart attack and hypertension were done with ace inhibitors so there is a tremendous amount of data backing its use. There is more data regarding arb's in the last few years. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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One of symptom of CHF is cough, can ACE inhibitors be used as it also causes cough.

One of symptom of CHF is cough, can ACE inhibitors be used as it also causes cough.

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 more

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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?

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?

10%: There is a 10% chance of getting a cough with lisinopril. That means there is a 90% chance of not getting a cough. Lisinopril is still very useful. Be optimistic that you are in the 90%. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Side effect: Ankle edema is a side effect of amlodipine. You can't 'combat' it. If the ace caused side effects also then one of the family of arbs may help. ...Read more

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Cold drinks can worsen dry cough?

Cold drinks can worsen dry cough?

No: Never heard of that. However, you should avoid coffee and alcohol when having a throat infection or cough. ...Read more

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Does dry cough has a cure or medication?

Does dry cough has a cure or medication?

Dextromethorphan: Dry cough can be treated with dextromethorphan - a cough suppressant, and/or an expectorant such as guaifenesin, which will help to loosen a break up a tight dry cough. Often these two ingredients are combined- such as robitussin dm or mucinex dm. ...Read more

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What to do or take when you have a dry cough?

What to do or take when you have a dry cough?

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 more

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A deep dry cough that's been going on for a week?

A deep dry cough that's been going on for a week?

Viral: I don't think I would worry about a nonproductive cough for a weeks duration. That is likely to be a viral infection and not likely to need antibiotics. The cough should resolve over the next several weeks. If you start running fevers or have chills or shortness of breath then you should be seen. This is usually just a virus. ...Read more

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Why am I only having dry cough when laying down?

Why am I only having dry cough when laying down?

How long: If cough is longer than 2 weeks and no associated fever chills aches. Or pains. Then it could be asthma. Post nasal drop syndrome. Which mean sinus congestion can also give. Cough. I hope you don't smoke? Because bronchitis can be prolonged too. ...Read more

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I have dry cough from last week.2hat should I do?

I have dry cough from last week.2hat should I do?

Dry Cough: Dry cough can signify the residual effects of a cold, most likely. It is unlikely that you are taking ace inhibitors for high blood pressure, but certain meds such as antihistamines, can also cause the problem. Gastric reflux can also result in a cough. If the sx don't clear in another week or so, it is best to consult your doctor and get a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I give a baby when having a dry cough?

What should I give a baby when having a dry cough?

No cough medicine: Cough medicines are not very effective in babies and can be harmful and better be avoided, if the cough is bad and is assciated with fever and wheezing etc, than have the baby examined by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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When my child has dry cough what should I give him?

When my child has dry cough what should I give him?

Cough: Depend on the age of the kids. And need to know what is the reason for cough. Minimized medication in young kids as much as possible. ...Read more

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Please describe to me home remedies for a dry cough?

Please describe to me home remedies for a dry cough?

None specific: If your cough is of few days and not more than a week and w/o fever, you can increase water intake; do saline gargles at night or 2x/day; increase your vitc intake with fruits or tablets, hopefully helps. If your cough is w/ fever, you need to see an md to r/o bacterial infection. If you're asthmatic with cough, see md asap. For cough >than 2 weeks, you need a doctor's evalauation. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to treat a dry cough?

Could you tell me what's the best way to treat a dry cough?

Determine the cause.: Determine the cause. How long have you had it, is it associated with fever, are you a smoker? All of these things determine possible treatment options. ...Read more

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Dry cough weeks after cold. What's the fastest way to cure this?

Dry cough weeks after cold. What's the fastest way to cure this?

See doctor: About 10% of the colds turns into a bacterial sinus infection which may be the cause for your cough. ...Read more

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Urgent! I've had a chronic dry cough since last june. What should I do?

Urgent! I've had a chronic dry cough since last june. What should I do?

See your doctor.: The cause of the cough needs to be evaluated. He may wish to order an x ray and evaluate you for things like post nasal drip, asthma or reflux disease. He may wish you to see a lung specialist. ...Read more

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Any remedies for dry cough, I am using montec lc and budecord for long time?

Any remedies for dry cough, I am using montec lc and budecord for long time?

Dry cough: Hi, it seems you are being treated for allergy with Montelukast and Budesonide, I believe it's time to see an Allergy specialist for further evaluation and adjustment of your medications, you might have an Allergic Asthma, also you might have Acid reflux which makes the situation worse, Hope u feel better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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