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What cough medicine is best for patients that have CHF congestive heart failure?

What cough medicine is best for patients that have CHF congestive heart failure?

No perfect answer: Probably best to avoid combination medicines which contain pseudoephedrine, which many do. This speeds up your heart. Diphenhydramine (benedryl) can dry up secretions. However, it is important to understand that the cough may be due to the chf. Also medications commonly used to treat CHF (ace inhibitors - often end with ..Pril) can sometimes cause a chronic dry cough. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Which cough syrup should a heart patient take?

Which cough syrup should a heart patient take?

As prescribed : Take the amount prescribed or, if an over the counter remedy, as directed. Always ask your doctor if you have a question. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Cough syrup for heart patient age40years?

Cough syrup for heart patient age40years?

Cough syrup: I am not sure what the question is about cough syrup. Usually, it's OK but I guess it depends on the specific ingredients and your heart condition. ...Read more

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What should dialysis and heart patients use for cough?

What should dialysis and heart patients use for cough?

Depends : Depends on the cause of cough which would be best evaluated by a physician. For cough suppression, combination of Guaifenesin and dextrometorphan or Codeine may be used. ...Read more

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My father is a heart patient who had 4 bypasses September last year. Last week he developed dry cough which is so irritable.

My father is a heart patient who had 4 bypasses September last year. Last week he developed dry cough which is so irritable.

See doctor...: There are many possible causes for a cough. If it is of recent onset, it could be due to acute bronchitis, post-nasal drip, etc. A more chronic cough could be due to bronchospasm, GERD, post-nasal drip, etc. In this case, heart failure would be a concern as well especially if he is also complaining of shortness of breath, leg swelling, coughing pink sputum, etc. Take him to a doc for diagnosis. ...Read more

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My father is a heart patient who had 4 bypasses do e last year around September. Lately he has had dry cough which is so irritable. I worry about him.

My father is a heart patient who had 4 bypasses do e last year around September. Lately he has had dry cough which is so irritable. I worry about him.

On an ACE-I: Is your father on an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-Inhibitor drug ? (there are many and the names used in New Guinea will differ from the USA). This class is regularly prescribed after heart surgery and causes cough in 10% - if so, he must stop it. Also, ask for a chest x-ray to rule out heart failure and many other causes of cough. ...Read more

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My father is a heart patient, he had 4 bypasses done last year on September. Since last week he has had dry cough which bis irritable which is a worry?

See doctor...: There are many possible causes for a cough. If it is of recent onset, it could be due to acute bronchitis, post-nasal drip, etc. A more chronic cough could be due to bronchospasm, GERD, post-nasal drip, etc. In this case, heart failure would be a concern as well especially if he is also complaining of shortness of breath, leg swelling, coughing pink sputum, etc. Take him to his doc for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Good day ,doctors i need Ayurvedic medication colds , mainly cough, am 60 , heart patient undergone bypass in 1998, implants icd in 2009 now stable?

Good day ,doctors i need Ayurvedic medication colds , mainly cough, am 60 , heart patient undergone bypass in 1998, implants icd in 2009 now stable?

Please ask a questio: Go see a homeopath for ayurvedic medicine. The doctors on here give Western medicine /and psychotherapeutic advice based on research. hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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