Cough Medicine For Sufferers Of Heart Disease?
afternoon, at this time I am still in the treatment of heart disease resulting from pregnancy since the end of March 2018. Heart swelling, irregular rhythm. I consume furosemide, ramipril and aspar k every day. well, it’s been quite a long time I also often cough up to vomit normally because my throat is very itchy. what medicine can I take to cure the cough that I can buy at the pharmacy. I have not had time to go to the doctor because there is no time. thank you
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Your dry cough complaint is a mild side effect of Ramipril's medication. Ramipril is an ACEI (angiotensin Converse enzyme inhibitor) class of drugs used to treat high blood pressure or hypertension. This drug works by inhibiting the change from angiotensin I to angiotensin II. Where angiotensin II causes the kidney blood vessels to narrow. Narrowing blood vessels cause water to retain in the body. Thus, with the formation of angiotensin II by Ramipril drug, the kidney blood vessels remain dilated so that a lot of water enters the kidneys to be excreted with urine or urine. This condition causes high blood pressure to drop to normal. So that it can prevent heart disease due to hypertension, and other diseases such as stroke.
However, taking this drug can cause a dry cough, just like you. These side effects will disappear if the drug is stopped. If the benefits of drug administration are needed for you, so that the drug cannot be stopped, then you can take antitussive cough medicine. These drugs will suppress the cough center in the brain. However, this drug can react with the drugs that you are currently taking, so consult your cardiologist first about this. Does your Ramipril medication continue with antitussive cough medicine or Ramipril medication can be replaced with other types of antihypertensive drugs.
In the meantime, you can take natural cures to deal with dry coughs, which are water, honey, probiotics, pineapples and ginger (you can read more about this here).
Thus hopefully useful.