ContentsSynopsisCodesLook ForDiagnostic PearlsDifferential Diagnosis & PitfallsBest TestsManagement PearlsTherapyDrug Reaction DataReferences
Drug-induced cough
Print
Other Resources UpToDate PubMed

Drug-induced cough

Print Images (1)
Contributors: Abhijeet Waghray MD, Paritosh Prasad MD
Other Resources UpToDate PubMed

Synopsis

A variety of medications can induce cough through different mechanisms.

The most common class of medications causing cough is the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, which decrease bradykinin metabolism and are thought to cause 75% of cases of drug-induced cough.

Other medications induce cough by provoking bronchospasm (including beta blockers, NSAIDs, and aspirin-containing products) or by worsening gastroesophageal or laryngopharyngeal reflux (including bisphosphonates, calcium antagonists, and systemic steroids).

Other mechanisms of drug-induced cough are idiopathic and/or can herald the onset of interstitial lung disease or other disorders.

Codes

ICD10CM:
J70.4 – Drug-induced interstitial lung disorders, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
196051003  –  Drug-induced interstitial lung disorders

Look For

Subscription Required

Diagnostic Pearls

Subscription Required

Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

Best Tests

Subscription Required

Management Pearls

Subscription Required

Therapy

Subscription Required

Drug Reaction Data

Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

Subscription Required

References

Subscription Required

Last Reviewed: 02/21/2018
Last Updated: 02/21/2018
Copyright © 2018 VisualDx®. All rights reserved.
Drug-induced cough
Print 1 Images
Drug-induced cough : Cough
Copyright © 2018 VisualDx®. All rights reserved.