Blood Pressure Medication Might Cause Violent Cough -- Courant.com

Q: I have had a violent cough for several months and have been treated with four different medications, a chest X-ray and a blood test, all to no avail. Full Story
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Sallie

Grapevine, TX

#122 Feb 17, 2013
Elise GA wrote:
Hi Tyra:
I also developed a chronic cough as a result of takeing Lisinopril. I have only been taking it for a month and the cough is wicked. I could not sleep and would start coughing during meetings. It has been two days since I quite taking them and I am still coughing. I agree they should take this drug on the market. I hope your cough goes away sooner.
I here you. Just been taking it for two months. I too have this stupid cough.
Gretha- Charleston SC

Charleston, SC

#124 Mar 3, 2013
I also developed a chronic cough about four years ago as result of taking lisinopril. When it was brought to my attention that this med cause coughing, about
ten to fifteen family members were suffering from the
same thing. I brought it to my doctor's attention, they don't want to deal with it. All they do is write and don't check. I was given another BP med and it did the same thing. I question the pharamicist
and he said it did not cause a cough. I had already researched and it did. I told my doctor, she said no. I challenged her; she got her IPad checked it and found I was right. She apologized
Annette

Union Dale, PA

#125 Mar 7, 2013
My first BP med was Altace and I also got a violent cough but my doctor changed the medicine right away to Norvasc. Cough went away and my BP is in check.
Pithy Opiner wrote:
I just got off my little blue BP pill (ends in 'pril') because of 4 months of coughing. My doc told me today I fell into the 5% that this would be a side effect. Expect to have the cough for about 1-3 more weeks, he said. He prescribed another BP pill. I may go and pick it up and then, again, I may not. What if I don't really need it. I know it would be best if I just lost 40 lbs. Maybe I'll do that, instead. Meanwhile, I'll check my BP daily at Walgreens for a quarter. If it starts to go up I'll run to the Kaiser Pharmacy to get the newly prescribed pill.
Renee

Houston, TX

#126 May 1, 2013
I have only been taking Lisinopril for about 2 months but yesterday was my last dose, I refuse to take it again. I noticed a cough shortly after I started taking it, but it was more like a clearing of the throat every now and then.
Last night was the final straw. I sleep for an hour and a half/two hours, then I'm awake coughing. Last night went to bed at 9 woke up at 11:08 coughing, finally got back to sleep, woke again at 1:36 coughing, again got to sleep woke yet again at 3:12 yes you guessed it coughing. Tossed and turned and at 4:20 I'm awake again coughing. Because it's so close to the time I usually wake up (5:30) I'm afraid I'll oversleep so the sleep I got was not good, and when it was finally time to get up It was hard because I wasn't rested. It takes me longer to get motivated to leave the house because I just want to get back into bed and try to get the sleep that a night of coughing robbed me of. When I get to work I am soooo thinking about sleep and I'm not focused anymore.
I decided to stop taking the drug before I read this page, but it reinforces my decision. I reminds me of what my first mind told me I should do when I was first told I had hypertension. My first mind said to hold off on the meds and loose the weight I know I should lose, stop stressing on the things I can't control, and stop smoking.
Thank you everyone for helping me see I was not crazy.
For those of you new reading, if you didn't have the cough before the drug, but "mysteriously" you have it after taking the drug. It's the DRUG.
Thanks again everyone.
Marie P

Saint Louis, MO

#128 May 15, 2013
I developed this cough about six months ago, it started every day around 4pm. Then it started to bother me at night. The cough is so severe that it caused very bad sore throat and hoarseness. WAs treated as asthma to no avail. I have seen a ENT an was told acid reflux and given Dexilant (still didn't help). Blood pressure was all over the place so Dr. added Lisinopril to my regular amlodipine BP med. Coughing got even worst, so was discontinued by Dr. in about 1 1/2 weeks. Sent to have upper GI done, had upper hernia(small) and non erosive gastritis (biopsied, no results yet. Still coughing, even tried raising head of bed, and changing foods I eat removing caffeine, fried and acidic foods. I am totally Miserable, sleeping very little at night maybe 3 hours. switched from black to stomach (helps a little) waiting to see if biops show anything.
coronagirl

Jackson, MI

#129 May 18, 2013
i too got the violent cough .... im not taking none to that garbage .... i stared juicing beets .... proven to lower you BP and you know whats going in your system.... They prescribe one drug and the effect liver kidney heart ect... we are guinea pigs ... dont do it... get healthy the juicing way ... Good Luck to you all <3

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#130 May 18, 2013
Interesting to know. My sister has been on BP meds for a few years and has a violent cough. They treat that with cough med w/codeine and ambien to rest. Am texting her now to find out which med she takes.
Ramipril

UK

#131 Jun 13, 2013
Ramipril causes bad cough and in severe cases chronic hives end up in A and E because of this drug when doctors would not listen now on steriods to try and treat hives problem the drug needs banning it is terrible should come with warning may cause swelling of face and a trip to hospital!!! Thank goodness good doctor at A & E who said that Ramipril had done this even after not taking for 12 weeks still suffering!
Belinda

United States

#132 Jun 13, 2013
I have coughed for 5 1/2 years...I was on Lisinepril, went off it, put me on Amlodipene, took me off it now I am on Losartan and still cough...they try to tell me it's Acid Reflux nope I don't think so, but I have been to a pulmonary, allergist, ENT, had every kind of test ran that could be ran on my throat, nose, lungs, stomach...still cough.
Belinda

United States

#133 Jun 13, 2013
I don't cough when I lay down, but the minute I set up in bed when the alarm goes off, I start coughing. When I drink water, eat oatmeal, ice cream, I cough...so irritating.
Belinda

United States

#134 Jun 13, 2013
coronagirl wrote:
i too got the violent cough .... im not taking none to that garbage .... i stared juicing beets .... proven to lower you BP and you know whats going in your system.... They prescribe one drug and the effect liver kidney heart ect... we are guinea pigs ... dont do it... get healthy the juicing way ... Good Luck to you all <3
Marie, I know the feeling I have done all that and been told Acid Reflux too...been coughing for 5 years. I've had everything checked but my heart and people have told it could be my heart...
Belinda

United States

#135 Jun 13, 2013
Marie P wrote:
I developed this cough about six months ago, it started every day around 4pm. Then it started to bother me at night. The cough is so severe that it caused very bad sore throat and hoarseness. WAs treated as asthma to no avail. I have seen a ENT an was told acid reflux and given Dexilant (still didn't help). Blood pressure was all over the place so Dr. added Lisinopril to my regular amlodipine BP med. Coughing got even worst, so was discontinued by Dr. in about 1 1/2 weeks. Sent to have upper GI done, had upper hernia(small) and non erosive gastritis (biopsied, no results yet. Still coughing, even tried raising head of bed, and changing foods I eat removing caffeine, fried and acidic foods. I am totally Miserable, sleeping very little at night maybe 3 hours. switched from black to stomach (helps a little) waiting to see if biops show anything.
I have had all the tests too and someone said it could be my heart...haven't had that checked yet...been coughing for 5 1/2 years. Been told the same as you.
carla

East Hampton, NY

#136 Jul 30, 2013
I have been on Ramipril now for at least four years and just all of the sudden have developed a nasty cough a nd sinus issues. I was told it was asthma, allergies and a virus infection. Yes I have all that I mentioned...But... It is from the HBP medicine. I am going to try to slowly get off it and try something else and hopefully the cough will dissapear. I have not slept in days and it is the worst cough ever!!!! NON STOP!!!!!
marggaret

London, UK

#137 Aug 31, 2013
ive coughed so much since ddoctor put me on tablets to help withh my gout and its been a nightmare to sleep as ive coughed so much im also taking digoxin ,zetoril,valsartan,trimethopri n,
Anthony T

Houston, TX

#138 Sep 9, 2013
sutraquio wrote:
I take benicar,40 mg./da.I have a terrible cough and I know the drug is causing it.I must try to lose this weight.Maybe this will help the blood pressure.I am working on it.Pray for me.
My doctor had me on Azor. It worked very well no side effects. He then changed me Benicar. I developed flu like symptoms and a terrible cough. I switched back to Azor 3 days ago but still have a terrible cough. I am hoping it goes away in a week.
Anthony T

Houston, TX

#139 Sep 9, 2013
My doctor had me on Azor. It worked very well no side effects. He then changed me Benicar. I developed flu like symptoms and a terrible cough. I switched back to Azor 3 days ago but still have a terrible cough. I am hoping it goes away in a week.

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