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I am almost 52 years old and in relatively good health. I have a chronic kidney condition although my kidney function and BP is pretty good. My renal specialist put me on 25mg of Losartan daily to reduce BP in kidneys - more as a preventative measure to slow down progression of kidney disease.
In the past couple of years, I had a chest infection followed by a residual cough which last a year! My specialist did not mention that Losartan might be the cause. I had numerous antibiotics and eventually the cough subsided. I thought no more of it and have continued taking losartan to this day.
Two weeks ago, I got a chest infection which has left me with a tickly cough. I have coughed so much my ribs hurt. I saw my renal specialist yesterday after not having been for over a year and a half. He suggested coming off the Losartan for a few days to see if the coughing subsides. He said that this drug can exacerbate respiratory infections. I'm going to see if it makes a difference.
Have other people experience coughing when taking losartan and what dosage? I think mine at 25mg isn't very much. Thanks for reading and looking forward to some responses (I hope!)
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