ABOUT ENTRESTO IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT ENTRESTO
ENTRESTO can harm or cause death to your unborn baby. Talk to your doctor about other ways to treat heart failure if you plan to become pregnant. If you get pregnant while taking ENTRESTO, tell your doctor right away.
ENTRESTO is a prescription medicine used to reduce the risk of death and hospitalization in people with certain types of long-lasting (chronic) heart failure. ENTRESTO is usually used with other heart failure therapies, in place of an ACE inhibitor or other ARB therapy.
Heart failure occurs when the heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to your lungs and the rest of your body. It is not known if ENTRESTO is safe and effective in children.
Do not take ENTRESTO if you:
Before you take ENTRESTO, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you: have kidney or liver problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (See “What is the most important information I should know about ENTRESTO?”); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if ENTRESTO passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take ENTRESTO or breastfeed. You should not do both.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using ENTRESTO with certain other medicines may affect each other. Using ENTRESTO with other medicines can cause serious side effects. Especially tell your doctor if you take potassium supplements or a salt substitute; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); lithium; or other medicines for high blood pressure or heart problems such as an ACE inhibitor, ARB, or aliskiren. Keep a list of your medicines to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
ENTRESTO may cause serious side effects including:
These are not all the possible side effects of ENTRESTO. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
The most common side effects were low blood pressure, high potassium, cough, dizziness, and kidney problems.