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Hello to everyone in this group. My husband is taking Losartan Potassium 50mg, 1 pill daily. He has been taking this BP medication for nearly two years and replaces the Linsinopril 10mg that he was taking.
The Lisinopril gave him a terrible cough which drove me absolutely mad and although he was not bothered by it, he agreed to change his medication. Initially, the cough did subside a bit, but never went away and just recently, his coughing is back to what it was when he was taking Lisinopril. The cough is not productive and he has to cough really hard and loud (which hurts my ears if he is sitting next to me) to clear what he regards as congestion which he can't budge. He is often wallking round the house at night coughing to clear what he thinks is a blockage of some kind. This is doing both of us no good as we have a lot of interrupted sleep. I downloaded the sleeptalk app to see how many times he was coughing through the night. There were no less than 40 recordings in one night! The cough is persistent during the day as well.
He has also developed swollen ankles. His doctor has said that it is to do with the valves in his veins not working properly, but I am not convinced. I think it could be to do with his BP medication. Has anyone else had this side effect? I looked up the side effects on the leaflet that comes with the medication and on the rare side effects is swollen ankles.
I look forward to hearing your comments.
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