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Why Does Lisinopril Cause A Cough
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
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
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
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?
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 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
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
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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: Your 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
If lisinopril reduces my BP but it results in a cough that affects 10-20% of patients what is the intervention beside changing to another class?
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 a 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
Hi doctors, my aunt's PA prescribed her lisinopril instead of losartan because of the low price. She is having cough after she takes lisinopril.
Is it possible to suddenly have a reaction to lisinopril after 7 months (cough, dizziness, nausea), or should I be looking for a different culprit?
YES: It is possible. See your doctor to consider chaging your medication to an arb (angiotensin receptor blocker). ...Read more
Am on flecainide and lisinopril and am having some dry coughing and hearth rate goes up when cough is this normal or is this is an allergic reaction?
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?
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?
Am taking lisinopril and having the two most common side effects light-headedness and cough. Is this normal should stop medication? Call my doctor
Yes: There are plenty of alternatives so talk with your doc about your symptoms. ...Read more
My husband takes lisinopril and HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) for blood pressure. Which ingredients in cough and cold preps should he avoid specifically?
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