On synthroid for 40 years
On Diovan for 10 years
On Nexium - restarted now, previously on for 1 year with a 1 year break
On Triamterene and Terasozin for 20 years
Elaine thanks a lot for your input. I am sorry to hear about your problem. There are two drugs you are using which can cause dry cough as a side effect; Diovan and Triamterene. If you have this cough for last many years and it has just aggravated in 4 weeks then yes these drugs can be the possible cause and in that case the drugs should be changed but if you have this cough for last 4 weeks then these drugs can't be responsible for causing this cough suddenly. In that case you should see your doctor to get yourself examined. There can be other causes like mild asthma, acid reflux (not responding to nexium) etc. Till you visit your doctor, you can use some lozenges to help your cough. Avoid claritin D as it contains pseudo ephederine, it can raise your blood pressure. Moreover keep a pot of sugar near your bed, you can take half spoon of sugar while coughing and in many cases it helps with dry cough. I hope i have clarified your concerns, I wish you good luck that you get well soon, please ask if you have any question because our discussion always remains open so you can always ask more till you are satisfied, You can click the smiley to rate the answer. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to help you always.