Q. I take lisinopril for high blood pressure and occasionally have a cough that cough syrup can’t touch. My doctor told me that his patients have had amazing success with benzonatate to address this issue. It works for me, too!
A. Thanks for the tip. Benzonatate (Tessalon) is not appropriate for anyone allergic to local anesthetics like procaine (Novocain).
An iron supplement may also help with this kind of cough (Hypertension, Aug. 2001). Switching to another kind of blood pressure medication can also solve the problem.