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2/28/14 7:17 P

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I cough all the time and it is very chronic. I am going to my Dr on Monday to see if we can get my meds changed. I also have other side effects that is making my life harder than it has to be.
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2/27/14 9:50 P

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This is one of the reasons I really like SP. I have been coughing for the last 10 weeks non-stop, starting around the time I went on Lisinopril. I went to the doctor who gave me a Z-Pack antibiotic (even though there was no evidence of infection), an oral steroid (prednizone), an inhaler (albuterol), cough syrup with codeine, an a nasal steroid (flonase). I've hardly improved. It's possible I have really bad bronchitis this winter, but at least now we can try one more thing.

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12/6/11 12:06 P

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I was on some other BP med that had the 'cough' as a side effect. I thought I had a cold at first, but then realized that it had to be the BP med. I just kept water (and I used to poke fun at people who couldn't go anywhere without their bottle of water--now I was 'one of them', ha ha) and cough drops with me at all times. But, not too long after that, my doctor switched me to another med without the side effect of coughing, so I didn't have to deal with it for long. I'm now on Twynsta (which I think is Micardis with something else added). I love it, because it controls my BP well and I haven't had any side effects. The only down side is that it's not available in generic form yet.

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11/29/11 1:44 P

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When I started on lisinopril i had the cough thing going on. I've been on it for a long time and am not bothered with it anymore. Not sure if it has gone away or I just don't notice it.

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9/26/11 3:12 P

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Thank you everyone for the feedback. I will talk to my dr about it but still hesitate at changing meds since this has kept my bp so steady since being on it. Hoping once my weight is in normal range that perhaps I won't even need to darn things. Again thanks. emoticon

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9/20/11 7:08 A

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Yeah

I take lisinopril and do the cough thing also, not real bad, but yeah.

It also controls my BP, so I haven't wanted to change, but I will talk to Dr. about it.

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9/19/11 10:54 P

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I was put on Lisinopril 6 years ago. I coughed all night long for about a month. I told my doctor. He switched me to Micardis. Then about 2 years later I switched to Spironolactone. (I think that's how it is spelled) and have been on it ever since. I am happy with this one.

I can get Spironolactone at Walmart for nearly their $4. plan (my strength of pill and frequency makes a difference).

My brothers cough all the time on Lisinopril, but not my mom.

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9/19/11 10:52 P

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Let your Dr. know about this side effect....even more, speak to your Pharamicist, for a suggestion at a med that will help a well without the cough....

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9/19/11 6:40 P

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Does anyone else battle the cough side effect from lisinopril??? It isn't chronic to the point of it being all day with me but it does sneak up on me and then I cough for about 3-5 minutes. But the med controls my BP so well I hate to think of switching.
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