So it progressed to a full blown sore throat and hack cough at nights and am now still coughing up the occasional globs of mucus. I talked with the pharmacist and she said that the winds brought in a lot of allergens and an a lot of customer with in with sore throats due to post nasal drip etc. So it was a false alarm.
But it is good to know that you all care and are willing to help out and give advice. That is what is so cool about the site.
Hi CRAMSMITH. I'm on a different pill (Cordarone) and I have some of the side effects one of them being an irritating dry cough. Fortunately it's occasional and I've been warned by my doc. I haven't heard about any special tests for your situation. The only way of which I know is to stop taking the medication and see if the sore throat and cough will disappear. But one should be very careful about this option because discontinuing the administration of many BP meds should be only done according to a special scheme, not suddenly. Take care!
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I have had dry mouth for a while now, I sometimes use Biotin mouthwash. I also sometime have a dry cough, and I drink water all day. I also am on Lisinopril but never thought it had anything to do with dry mouth. My Internet research says it is common for some people. Probably why Biotin is so popular. I will mention it to my doctor though, thanks!
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Hello, I used to be on Lisinopril but developed a cough, mainly when exercising and in the AM. However the medication was not so effective for me so my Dr switched me to an angiotensen II recepter antagonist, Valsartan/hctz (a diruretic). It has been just under a month and now I have a noticeable dry throat and an occasional cough. It has been fairly manageable with natural herbal drops but am wondering if it is really associated with the medication or do I have a standard sore throat viral, bacterial or other wise.
Anyone also experience dry throat and cough, and is there a way to know if there is a way to test and see if it is the medications?
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