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Question
Posted by: Judy from Kansas | 2019/08/24

Q.

Chronic cough

I started developing a chronic, non-productive cough after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and starting on Diovan. The cough was so bad my doctor switched me to Metoprolol. The cough got noticeably better, but that only lasted for about 2 years. For the past year the cough has returned with a vengeance. I was referred to a pulmunologist who thinks I have chronic cough asthma and started me on Breo. The cough has basically gone away, but I am concerned about long term effects of using Breo and I just wondered if I should talk to my new doctor (original physician retired) about considering a different class of blood pressure meds. Any advice?

Expert's Reply

A.

Cough Expert
- 2019/08/29

The long-term inhalers used for asthma are very safe.  They tend to remain in the lung and I would not really be concerned about any long-term side effects if you are otherwise well and healthy.

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