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On aprovel, experiencing coughing, breathlessness. What could be cause?

Dear doctor, I am a 35 yr old male. I am on Aprovel 300 mg to treat my high blood pressure . My pressure is controlled. I usually take half a quarter of a pill of Xanax or lexotanil before I sleep so that I could fall asleep fast. I am noticing that sometimes I wake up coughing and breathless as if I hadn t been breathing . I also noticed that this occurs usually when I sleep on my back. Your advise is highly appreciated, Thank you, Said
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The priority will be to exclude Left Heart Failure / see your doctor.
Angiotensin receptor blockers (Aprovel) usually do not cause cough / but can not be brushed off, if no other reason is found....
Anxiety may be responsible - you are already on treatment...
Allergy is another common cause...

You need investigation...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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