Q: My doctor has recently switched me to Lisinopril and Hydrochlorozide and I am experiencing an annoying, persistent cough. I read the printout and spoke with a pharmacist and understand this is a known side effect. Does this diminish in time? It is very disruptive.
A:You need to talk to your doctor about changing your medicine. It is unlikely your cough will get better. You may be able to take a different drug in the same class, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors), without getting the cough as a side effect. The cough can take a few weeks to go away once Lisinopril is stopped.
Lisinopril Side Effects – Drugs.com