BP meds possibly causing a cough.

Q: Hello, I have been coughing for over two years.  First they said asthma, then allergies and then reflux.  Incidentally, I have been taking BP meds for over two years.  Is it possible they are causing the cough?

A: Drugs used to treat high blood pressure that are known as ACE inhibitors (angiotension converting enzyme inhibitors) can be the cause of chronic cough.  Examples of ACE inbitors include lisinopril,enalapril, and captopril.  Ask your pharmacist or doctor what type of blood pressure medication you are taking.

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