I started Lisinopril about a month ago for high blood pressure, and have developed a dry cough I can hardly sleep at night and I'm driving my co-workers crazy coughing all day its usually worse in the morning. I take the medication at night.
29 May 2013
Not sure about the ace inhibitors, but I do know that beta-blockers are bad for this, especially for someone who has asthma such as myself. Definitely call your doctor's office and stress how much this is effecting you. I'm sure if he knows how bad this is... he will make an adjustment to your med. or change it to a different type. Don't suffer like I did for so long. I know how miserable this can be. Hope you get this worked out soon! Take Care!
29 May 2013
Hi, a 'common' side effect of taking Lisinopril is developing a cough unfortunately. I have recently started taking a medication that gives me dry mouth, and this sometimes leads to a dry coughing. I suck Strepsil capsules, you can buy them specifically for coughs. & you can use dry cough medicines at night, but if this continues long term, don't continue using OTC medications longterm, ask you doctor if there is an alternative. Also, mention this at your next doctor's appointment, as it could be a sign of something going on with you heart. I'm only mentioning this as an after thought, but i think it is important that it is discussed.
21 Jun 2015
I went thru the same thing. It's a allergic reaction. Was on lisinopril for a few years and all of a sudden I started this horrible coughing. The P.A. (Not the Dr. that put me on it) but his PA, Took me off the lisinopril and put me on nifedipine.
It stopped in 1 day for me.
12 Jul 2015
Definitely call your doctor and tell him about this. I had to be taken off of lisinopril for the same reason... it didn't go away and nothing I tried helped. If it's making you miserable it's definitely worth speaking to your doctor about changing medications.
Good luck to you!
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