I am taking am a 60 yr young diabetic and take Simvastatin. After taking it for awhile I have developed a cough that keeps me up all night and is hard to control. I am a former smoker so my doc took a chest x-ray and ct scan to be sure nothing was going on there. He mentioned that I am on a drug that can cause a cough, can it be this drug?
Yes, although a cough is an uncommon side effect of Simvastatin?
Do you take any other medicines?
For example a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors are often prescribed to diabetics who have high blood pressure and are notorious for causing a persistent cough.
See your doctor if the cough continues.
- Simvastatin Information for Consumers
- Simvastatin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Simvastatin (detailed)
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