It’s important to take heart failure medicines to maintain your health and prevent future incidents of heart failure.
Taking your heart failure medicines every day is an important part of your treatment plan. They work to prevent and relieve symptoms and may help your heart pump more effectively.
This is very important. Missing your heart failure medicines even for a day can cause the worsening of symptoms. Do approach your doctor or pharmacist for advice should you face any problems with the scheduling of your heart failure medicines.
Every medicine has potential side effects. The table of medicines in this booklet and other medication leaflets provided state some common side effects you may experience when taking heart failure medicines. This does not mean that you will definitely experience those side effects, as not everyone experiences them.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any problems with your heart failure medicines.
Your doctor may prescribe several different classes of medicines. Each class works differently to control your heart failure. The dosage of some medicines may be gradually increased to achieve the best effect. Speak to your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or case/care manager to know more about your heart failure medicines.
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Angiotensin receptor antagonists
Diuretics (Water pills)
Antiplatelets/Anticoagulants (Blood thinners)
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