Can Hypertension Medication Cause Dry Cough?
hello I want to ask whether the true side effects of drugs to reduce high blood pressure is dry cough
There are several types of anti-hypertensive drugs, there are those that have cough side effects, but not all anti-hypertensive drugs cause coughing and not everyone experiences cough side effects. Some types of anti-hypertensive drugs include ACE inhibitors, calcium antagonists, diuretics, alpha 2 receptor agonists, angiotensin II receptor blockers, alpha blockers, beta blockers, and renin blockers. The choice of antihypertensive type will be adjusted to the patient's condition. One type of antihypertensive that causes coughing is captopril (class of ACE inhibitors).
Which anti-hypertension spa medicine do you currently use? Apart from the side effects of anti-hypertensive drugs, other causes of dry cough should also be considered. Dry cough or no sputum production can be caused by several other factors such as:
Allergies, for example dust allergies, pollen, animal hair
Very dry air
Exposure to cigarette smoke
Stomach acid disease
To help reduce coughing, you can try doing the following tips first:
Drink plenty of water
Avoid cigarette smoke
Watch for allergies and avoid triggers of allergies
Consumption of warm food and drinks
Use an air humidifier if necessary
If with the tips above there is no improvement from coughing or you do consume ACE inhibitors, you should consult with your doctor directly so that you can check and evaluate the cause of the cough. Your doctor can give you more appropriate follow-up care. If a cough is suspected due to an ACE inhibitor, your doctor may consider giving other classes of anti-hypertension.
Hope it helps you,