I have been on Ramipril for 3 years taking 10 mg was is a good alternative after getting a cough?

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Didnt know if it was just a cold or postnasal drip. Was given Nasonex but caused irregular heart beat.. Going back to Doc cause he thought if it didnt work he would change my prescription to another blood pressure Rx. Would anyone know which one is a good alternative in the ACE catigory ?

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    They could recommend lorsatin (excuse the spelling) which is an arb inhibitor but works the same way as

    ramiprill. But this has side effects as well including cough. Id say Better the Devil you know then the one you

    don't. Im taking ubiqinol supplement tablets which has helped in keeping symptoms at bay and is good for

    the heart.

    Im also taking pro arg 9 , which is also good for the heart and gives you that extra energy to go through the

    day, and it cleans your arteries over time.

    hope this helps

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    Yes had the Nasonex, Beconase, another extra strong spray I can't remember the name of. Told I wasn't using them properly, rubbish. Antihistemine pills, antibiotics, steroids, antibiotic cream for the dry itchy nose nothing helped.

    Sent to the Dentist for the Sinus pain in all upper teeth. Sent to Bladder Specialist for frequency and slight blood in urine.

    Stopping Ramipril and Doxazosin cleared all the symptoms.

    The replacement was as mamohan864 suggests Losartan, unfortunately its not as efficient for me, I am on maximum dose.

    Several years on Atenalol and other bets blockers has caused damage to the small blood vessels in my toes, causing severe chilblains and Raynauds Disease. I have recently been prescribed Nifedipine to help with this, it does but after a week or two the nasal problems were back plus the headaches, tinnitus, sinus pain, dry eyes. I had to stop these at 20 days as it was unbearable.

    Medication in this category obviously does not suit me and others.

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    i really do feel for you and its so sad that you are suffering these additional and unnecessary symptoms

    Im along with my medicine taking the herbal route to fix my problem ( moderate heart failure and LF arrhythmia and VT). Im aiming to come of these drugs asap.

    i'm starting to exercise more and more to get my heart muscles strong.

    Your body is a great healer trust it and back it up with a good diet and exercise. Yoga ( not gym Yoga) is a

    fantastic way helping the healing process.

    Hope this helps

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    HI DEBBIE

    I HAVE HAD TERRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS FROM RAMIPRIL AND AM STILL SUFFERING TERRIBLE THIGH, KNEE AND ANKLE PAIN AFTER 3 WEEKS OF STOPPING IT, MY NEW MEDS FOR BLOOD PRESSURE , THE GENERIC NAME IS AMIAS , APPARENTLY THEY ARE THE BEES KNEES FOR BLOOD PRESSURE.

    IF ANYBODY OUT THERE HAS AN ANSWER TO MY TERRIBLE PAIN IN MY MUSCLES AND JOINTS PLEASE POST YOUR THOUGHTS ON HERE.

    BEST REGARDS TO ALL, BILL

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    Debbie

    I was on the ACE inhibitor, Ramipril, for a month recently but wasn't comfortable on it so it was changed to an ARB, Losartan Potassium 50, a month ago. I certainly haven't had any signs of a cough with it, as experienced by Manmohan, and my pharmacist mentioned that of all the BP medicines, he had less patients coming in complaining of side effects from Losartan. The only slight problem discovered today is slightly raised creatinine but that may just be peculiar to me because I have only one kidney with reduced function. Perhaps worth a try for you? The consultant said today that although my blood pressure is much better he would like to see it down to 135 diastolic (my systolic is fine), whereas it is averaging between 140-150. However, he is not adding anything further ftb due to the care needed with my kidney.

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