Ramipril sideeffcts

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My Gp explained before I started on Ramipril that one strange side effect for some people is a tickly cough and that if one started I had to go back straight away as it would get worse and she would change my medication. I got a tickly cough went back and she did change it however three weeks on I am awake all night coughing... Apparently it takes weeks to go.

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    My doctor told me my cough would take a month to go after I stopped taking Ramipril but it only took two weeks. I have yet to get some different medication. I don't want that again!
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    Don't despair! The cough does go, even if it takes a while. After 5 different medications I now have one prescribed which isn't having side effects and reduces my blood pressure well at a low dosage, so it's worth persevering.
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      Can you say which medication you ended up with.  I have been prescribed Ramipril this morning and am horrified at the side effects described on here.  Feeling ill at the thought sad

       

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      I have tried Valsartan, Losartan and am now on Irbesartan 75mg.  Blood pressure is down quite nicely but I do still have the occasional coughing bout (not as bad as before though).  I have been on these latest tablets for approximately 6 weeks.  See the Dr. next Friday to see if I am to stay on them.  I must say that I have a friend who has been on Ramipril for 2 years now and she suffers no side effects!  It's a case of try it and see I am afraid.  All the best.
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      Thank you.  I'm taking Ramipril in the evening so I can sleep off any nausea or sluggish feeling should it occur.  BP down already!!
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