Top
30
Doctor insights on: Does Lisinopril Cause Dry Tickle Cough

Share
1

1
Lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). For a couple months now I have been having a cough, but only at night. It is kinda like a dry tickling cough. Do I need med change?

Lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). For a couple months now I have been having a cough, but only at night. It is kinda like a dry tickling cough. Do I need med change?

Lisinopril: Def has cough as a side effect. Talk to your doctor before changing or stopping. But the only way to know if it's the med. Is by stopping ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,613 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Lisinopril causes dry cough, norvasc (amlodipine) severe edema legs currently on losartan but think it's causing GI issues what are thoughts on next move?

Lisinopril causes dry cough, norvasc (amlodipine) severe edema legs currently on losartan but think it's causing GI issues what are thoughts on next move?

Next move: Unusual for losartan to cause gi problems. See Ur doc for full discussion. Frequently a lower dose of a combo of meds can still be effective in treating HBP, while decreasing the annoying side effects. Edema well-known side effects of Norvasc (amlodipine). Good luck. ...Read more

3

3
Lisinopril caused dry cough norvasc severe edema in legs. Cozaar (losartan) causing chest pain and gi issues. What next steps. Clears by cardio and gi Dr.

Lisinopril caused dry cough norvasc severe edema in legs. Cozaar (losartan) causing chest pain and gi issues.  What next steps. Clears by cardio and gi Dr.

Options: The next step will be to check your blood pressure whenever possible and get a baseline blood pressure. Lifestyle modifications are critical and they include a low salt diet, no alcohol, at least 7 h of sound sleep/24 h, weight loss if overweight. If this proves indeed to be hypertension there are many other options as far as anti hypertensives and they can be tailored to your other comorbidities. ...Read more

4

4
Why does zestril (lisinopril) sometimes cause coughing? Would the cough be constant or intermittent?

Why does zestril (lisinopril) sometimes cause coughing? Would the cough be constant or intermittent?

ACE inhibition.: There is an enzyme in your lungs called angiotensin converting enzyme. It is inhibited by zestril (lisinopril). As a result there is a local accumulation of products (possibly kinins, substance p and thromboxane) that triggers cough. The cough is intermittent and nonproductive — some describe a tickle like cough. ...Read more

5

5
I got a dry cough from taking lisinopril 20mg. How long will it take for this drug to get out of my body from the time I last took it?

I got a dry cough from taking lisinopril 20mg. How long will it take for this drug to get out of my body from the time I last took it?

ACE cough: You're annoying dry cough happens in about 20% of people that take an Ace inhibitor. Lisinopril has a half-life of about 12hrs and it takes roughly 5 half-lives for a drug to completely clear you system so 60 hours. However, he level of lisinopril should drop below the cough threshold much before that. The cough is usually a class effect so you will likely get it from all other Ace's. ...Read more

6

6
Can lisinopril cause cough sore throat and sore nevk?

Can lisinopril cause cough sore throat and sore nevk?

Cough: yes: Lisinopril is an ace inhibitor and all the medications in this class may cause a dry cough, particularly at night with a few patients (. ...Read more

9

9
Cough attacks w/ sob during day. Sob & cough attacks after exercise. Zestoretic (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide) never caused this side effect before since starting in june. Cause?

Cough attacks w/ sob during day. Sob & cough attacks after exercise. Zestoretic (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide) never caused this side effect before since starting in june. Cause?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of shortness of breath and coughing with exercise. Consult your primary care practitioner for advice. Why are you on zestoretic (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide)? The problem requiring zestoretic (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide) may be related to these symptoms. If the symptoms are confusing, you may benefit from an exercise test with pulmonary function testing to determine what changes during exercise. ...Read more

10

10
I take 5mg of lisinopril daily for high blood pressure.... It causes a nagging cough. Other meds have failed .... Any way to get rid of the cough?

I take 5mg of lisinopril daily for high blood pressure.... It causes a nagging cough. Other meds have failed .... Any way to get rid of the cough?

Change the medicine: If you have high blood pressure, then there're many options for treatment. It can be tailored to your side effect profile consider switching to an "arb" class medicine. It's similar to Lisinopril (ace class) without the cough. ...Read more

11

11
Urg:constant cough spasms mildly s.O. B & slight wheeze when breathing afterwards zestoretic (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide) using since june cause? Hist: pcos htn 17 yrs old

Urg:constant cough spasms mildly s.O. B & slight wheeze when breathing afterwards zestoretic (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide) using since june cause? Hist: pcos htn 17 yrs old

Stop the ACEI (zest): Acei cause a buildup in bradykinin levels in the body. This chemical can elicit a dry persistent cough in 10% of patients. Would consider an alternative choice for med. Make sure secondary causes of hypertension have been ruled out as well. ...Read more

12

12
Dry throat and mouth and no saliva to swallow and cough only at night and take zestril (lisinopril). I take ranitidine at hs. What is wrong?

Dry throat and mouth and no saliva to swallow and cough only at night and take zestril (lisinopril). I take ranitidine at hs. What is wrong?

Night cough: Your cough at night may be a symptom of gerd. I would stop the zestril (lisinopril) for 2 days. If the cough is still present, it is not due to it and re-start it. I would then stop the ranitidine and start prilosec, or a similar drug to see if your cough abates. Cough is not an infrequent presentation of gerd. If you cough goes away after stopping zestril (lisinopril), see your doctor about starting another med for bp. ...Read more

15

15
Left side base of ear and neck tingling comes and goes. I take lisinopril is this a side effect?

Left side base of ear and neck tingling comes and goes. I take lisinopril is this a side effect?

Most likely not.: In the pantheon of side-effects from ace inhibitors, cough in females, is the most common side effect. The rest, according to the table or drug versus placebo, in the fda approved read in your pdr. It is not a significant side effect. Look elsewhere! ...Read more

16

16
I am 30 with hypertension and anxiety and get tickling down my arms and across my chest at night what is wrong with me? I take htcz lisinopril Paxil (paroxetine)

I am 30 with hypertension and anxiety and get tickling down my arms and across my chest at night what is wrong with me? I take htcz lisinopril Paxil (paroxetine)

Concerning symptoms: These symptoms could be related to your hypertension and/or to your anxiety. Regardless, you should be under the regular care of a qualified physician for all these conditions. If you haven't been evaluated recently, please make sure you are seen. ...Read more

20

20
The cough while using lisinopril has been going on for 2 mos. I had a mini stroke 2 mos ago and had slightly elevated bp. What is a good alternative?

HBP AND STROKE: Are you sure the cough is from Lisinopril (l)? Stop it for two days and if you still have the cough, it is not due to l. If you want another drug for your hbp and stroke prevention (cva), ask your md to put you on an angiotensin receptor blockier (arb). Drugs like valosartan. An arb in the life trail reduced the incidence of stroke by 20% compared to a beta blocker. See your md about an arb for you. ...Read more

21

21
What is a safe decongestant/cough suppressant to take with lisinopril?

What is a safe decongestant/cough suppressant to take with lisinopril?

Many: The best thing to do is ask your pharmacist when purchasing one, but most OTC cough meds are fine to take with the ACE inhibitor class. Interestingly, a dry cough is one of the most common side effects of the ACE medications (something to discuss with your Dr.). ...Read more

24

24
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

27

27
48 years old male on lisinopril 10mg daily. Experiancing fever, hot & cold sweats, cough with no flem, passing out, loss of appetite, dizziness?

48 years old male on lisinopril 10mg daily. Experiancing fever, hot & cold sweats, cough with no flem, passing out, loss of appetite, dizziness?

Urgent evaluation: Lisinopril can drop blood pressure and may cause symptoms of dizziness and passing out. Dry hacking cough is also a side effect of it. Fever usually is not caused by it. I will recommend urgent evaluation in er or a walk-in clinic. ...Read more

28

28
My 80 year old grandma take hydrochlorothiazide and lisinopril. She has severe cough right now and is starting iophen-c nr. Is tylenol (acetaminophen) safe for her?

My 80 year old grandma take hydrochlorothiazide and lisinopril. She has severe cough right now and is starting iophen-c nr. Is tylenol (acetaminophen) safe for her?

Yes: Unless your grandma has intolerance to or liver problem tylenol (acetaminophen) should be ok. Ask your doctor to make sure this is not front the Lisinopril as this medicine can cause chronic cough in some people. ...Read more

29

29
Coreg (carvedilol) and lisinopril for htn. Last 6 weeks wheezing, fatigue, short breath during running w/o cough. Inhaler does not help. Rest resolves. Allergies?

Coreg (carvedilol) and lisinopril for htn. Last 6 weeks wheezing, fatigue, short breath during running w/o cough.  Inhaler does not help.  Rest resolves. Allergies?

See provider: I am concerned that your cardiovascular disease may be getting worse, or that you may have asthma or COPD that requires more than one inhaler. Please see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

30

30
Stabbing sharp chest pain w/ s.O. B & then persistent cough at anytime no allergies feel like heart is pounding his:htn&pcos provera&lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Stabbing sharp chest pain w/ s.O. B & then persistent cough at anytime no allergies feel like heart is pounding his:htn&pcos provera&lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

?? PE: Need to rule out pulmonary embolism. You need a ct chest. Also, you have htn, pcos, pcos increases risk for CAD and also Insulin resistance which inturn can cause cad. Need and ekg and further work up, see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Atique Mirza
447 doctors shared insights

Prinivil (Definition)

Prinivil is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more


Dr. Atique Mirza
446 doctors shared insights

Zestril (Definition)

Zestril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more