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Cough

Question
Posted by: Diane | 2020/02/19

Q.

Propranolol causing dry cough?

Can propranolol be causing my dry long-lasting cough with no other symptoms other than a sometimes runny nose? I to have a dry chronic cough could it be from propranelol

Expert's Reply

A.

Cough Expert
- 2020/03/02

In my view propranolol can be a cause of a dry cough.  For example, propranolol can be associated with increased bronchospasm which can translate into a cough.  Although it is not a common cause of dry cough, almost any drug can be implicated.  I would suggest you come off the propranolol and see what happens to your cough, then rechallenge and if it recurs, it's definitely the cause.  Your doctor can prescribe a much more cardio-selective beta blocker if it's being used for a heart condition - do you really need to be on propranolol anyway?  Please discuss with your doctor.

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