Entresto is a medication used to treat heart failure in adults with reduced ejection fraction. It contains two active ingredients: sacubitril and valsartan. Sacubitril works by blocking an enzyme that causes blood vessels to constrict, while valsartan works by relaxing blood vessels and lowering blood pressure. Together, they help improve heart function and reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure.
How to take Entresto:
Entresto is taken orally, usually twice daily with or without food. The dosage may vary depending on the patient's condition and response to treatment. It is important to take Entresto exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking Entresto without consulting your doctor.
Possible side effects of Entresto:
Entresto may cause some side effects, including:
Low blood pressure
High levels of potassium in the blood
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately.
Precautions and warnings for Entresto:
Before taking Entresto, inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially kidney disease, liver disease, or a history of angioedema. Entresto may interact with certain medications, including diuretics, NSAIDs, and ACE inhibitors.
It is important to attend regular doctor appointments and report any new or worsening symptoms to your healthcare provider while taking Entresto. Avoid pregnancy while taking Entresto, as it may harm the developing fetus.