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I have a persistent dry cough after stenting. What's the cause?

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• Shreya and others posting to this topic -- check the side effects of the various drugs you've been placed on. Stents are not known to cause coughing, but certain medications, such as ACE inhibitors, have a dry cough as a side effect. Very often, these drugs are first prescribed when a patient presents with chest pain and is treated with an angioplasty. For example Vyamda 100, mentioned below, has cough as a common known side effect. It is possible that your cardiologist can put you on an alternative medication that will not cause the cough.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, August 16, 2021

• My grandfather had angioplasty 20 days ago. He is having coughing problem at night and sometimes in day after the surgery .he has been prescribed with plavix, Aspirin, vyamda100, atorva40, pan40, supermet xl50, lasilactone50. So what are the reasons of the cough and how we could treat? Even said to the dr he had not prescribed any specific medicine for coughing and along with the suddenly low food consumption.
Shreya S., Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, March 4, 2021

• "Stent" in Ahmedabad - check out the replies below and make sure your father isn't on an ACE inhibitor. Are there other new drugs that he was put on when the stent was placed? A stent itself shouldn't cause a cough, but one or more of the various drugs he may have been put on could be a factor, possibly making a case of GERD worse. Hopefully he hasn't come down with a flu, etc. In any case, definitely don't stop taking anything without consulting his cardiologist first.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, August 2, 2021

• My father had a stent before 20 days. He is constant suffering from cough when he is sitting specially. Pls guide.
Stent, Ahmedabad, Gujarat , India, August 1, 2021

• Hi. My father just had a angioplasty stent done. He is 55 years old. He has been having a very dry cough, for the past 4 days and all these 4 days he hasnt been able to sleep even after taking a sleeping pill. Cough syrup didnt help him, it only spiked his sugar up and since he has diabetics he has to avoid it. And cough syrup doesnt help at all. Doctor mentioned that he has water retention. But what isnit thats causing the cough so bad? Any natural remedy? Or what is your take on this?
Qamara, Singapore, September 21, 2020

• Dosprompt in Scotland -- Are you taking an ACE inhibitor (a type of blood pressure med). They sometimes cause this issue. Other than that, we can't see how 4-year-old stents would suddenly cause this type of reaction. At this point the stents have long since been covered over by the endothelial layer of the artery lining. We're assuming the cough didn't start 4 years ago.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, April 30, 2013

• I had 4 stents... 4 yrs ago, I have a very bad dry cough, we (GP and I) have tried all things practical, I get the cough mainly while I am in a sitting position in bed and in an arm chair, also when I get up 1st thing in the morning for 10-15 min, we now think it may be Stent positioning related. Any thoughts on this?
Dosprompt, Scotland, United Kingdom, April 24, 2013

• Severe cough in India -- We're not sure about the many drugs you've listed -- possibly some mis-spelling. We assume you are taking Plavix, which does have a side effect of gastric upset. Do not stop taking that, however, because it is very important after a stent to prevent blood clotting in the stent, which can lead to a heart attack. Your cardiologist may be able to give you a PPI or H2 blocker to counter the gastric distress. As for the cough, we have seen this as a side effect in ACE inhibitors. Ask your cardiologist if one of the drugs you have is an ACE inhibitor (used to control high blood pressure) and he may be able to give you a substitute.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, February 11, 2013

• I had undergone angioplasty (stented in two places in vessel leading to lungs from right side) diagnosed as Triple vessel disease) in India Coimbatore on 19th Feb 13. I am developing severe cough for the last two weeks. I am on Clavix 75, Pleopil 40mg, Calaptin 40mg, Losar 50mg, Sompraz 40mg, Lesuride Falavedon MR 35mg, Pletoz 50mg, Nikoran 5mg, Glycomet 500mg, Tiomist 18MCG Rotocaps, Formost 400mg and Abpyllin 200mg. I am a patient with diabetic and having gastric and respiratory problems and on medications included in above list of medicines. Kindly advise me urgently so that I could contact the cardiologist immediately.
Severe Cough After Angioplasty, Patient, Coimbatore, India, February 11, 2013

• Bruce K in New York -- GERD (acid reflux) can sometimes present as a persistent cough. Wondering if, even though the acid reflux seems better, it is still causing a problem. Haven't seen a dry cough as a side effect of any of your meds -- although Plavix and aspirin can increase stomach upset (and acid reflux) so perhaps another Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) like Prilosec might help. Discuss this with your cardiologist and make sure to read our report on the FDA warning about a possible interaction between Prilosec and Plavix.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, January 9, 2012

• I am taking Lipitor (Atorvostatin) also. So all together I am on Plavix, Aspirin 325 mg and 40 mg Atorvastatin.
Bruce K., Baldwin, New York, USA, January 9, 2012

• Bruce K in New York -- What other drugs are you taking? Dry coughs have been seen as a reaction to certain ACE inhibitors. Are you taking any? By the way, Prilosec (omeprazole) has been implicated in reducing the effectiveness of Plavix (clopidogrel) although there is controversy about this.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, January 6, 2011

• I had angioplasty stents 11/25/11 and am on Plavix, aspirin-325 mg and Lipitor. I also took generic Prilosec for one month because of acid reflux, a side effect of the other meds. My symptom or side effect of meds now is a persistent dry cough where sometimes can be severe and almost lose my breath. I stopped the generic Prilosec but the cough is still there. The acid reflux seems better even without the generic Prilosec but the coughing is still prevalent. Any ideas?
Bruce K., Baldwin, New York, USA, January 6, 2012














































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