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Have LVF and IHD. Persistent coughing at night. Taking Diuretics. Medication for cough relief?

my grandmother is suffering from LVF and IHD ... she was hospitalized for 5 days and now back to home but she has persistent coughing mainly increased in the night .. due to which she has uncomfortable sleep... although she is taking diuretics.. i wanna ask you that is there any medicine to relieve her cough??? Looking forward for yopour reply Best regards
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Because the coughing can be related to fluid accumulation in the lungs secondary to the heart disease, it would be best that she is assessed by her doctor before any other medication is used.

The doctor will listen to her lungs to see if fluid is present, if it is then she would need an increased dose of the lasix.

There are other causes for cough such as asthma, post nasal drip , a viral infection, pneumonia or gastroesophageal reflux. These would be considered if fluid accumulation is ruled out.

I hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 13 Nov 2013
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