What do you do when have the cough from using lisinopril/hctz?
Question posted by lmufaro on 17 July 2009
Last updated on 28 June 2018 by Palatti
This question has also been asked and answered here: Alternatives to Lisinopril? The cough & headaches are driving me insane!
My husband developed the cough from lisinopril and tried other OTC remedies like Delsym 12 hour syrup. It gave him some relief but not 12 hours worth and started to suffer with dizziness, nausea, drowsiness and headache that come with that. Somewhere on line he read about honey helping someone within hours of taking 1 teaspoon in warm tea or coffee. So yesterday with nothing to lose, my hacking, irritable husband put honey in his coffee. Today we are happy to report that the sore throats from coughing along with the dry hacking cough have all but disappeared. He has the occasional cough and clearing his throat but the frustrating unrelenting spasms of coughing have subsided. I hope it can work for others. I would say try honey before Delsym or iron as iron can have some nasty intestinal side effects.
the major side effect of angiotensine converting enzyme inhibitor are dry cough and angio edema due to activate and increase the level of bradykinin if your sure this cough due to lisinopril convert it to other antihypertensive drugs that are do not cause cough like angitensine receptor blocker
If it's a mild cough you may be able to continue with it. Some people have persistent dry cough, which is very hard to deal with. In that case see your doctor and they may be able to prescribe some other blood pressure medicine which won't cause a cough.
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