Management of ACE Inhibitor-Induced Cough:

  • Identify the Side Effect: Recognize that a persistent dry cough is a common side effect of ACE inhibitors.
  • Switch to ARB: Substitute the ACE inhibitor with an ARB, such as Losartan, which provides similar antihypertensive benefits without causing a cough.
  • Monitor: Follow up with the patient to ensure that the cough resolves and that blood pressure remains well controlled.

Additional Considerations:

  • Hyperkalemia: Another important side effect of ACE inhibitors to monitor is hyperkalemia. Patients should have their potassium levels checked regularly when on these medications.
  • Patient Education: Inform patients about the potential side effects of their medications and encourage them to report any new symptoms.

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