About ENTRESTO Patient stories

Hear stories from real people taking ENTRESTO

Below, you'll find a collection of engaging videos featuring individuals whose lives were changed when they were diagnosed with HF. Learn about their experiences with ENTRESTO. Their experiences are not representative of all patients. Individual results may vary. And if you're currently taking ENTRESTO, we'd like to hear about your experiences as well. Find out how to inspire others with your ENTRESTO story below.

John's story: Planning for the future

One day, John was playing basketball with his daughter. The next, he was on his way to the ER, struggling to breathe. Find out what happened when he was diagnosed with HF.

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  • John's story: Planning for the future One day, John was playing basketball with his daughter. The next, he was on his way to the ER, struggling to breathe. Find out what happened when he was diagnosed with HF.
  • Bill's story: A passion for living From training racehorses to skydiving, Bill lived for adventure. Then, one day, he was diagnosed with HF and his life took an unexpected turn.
  • Larry's story: Faith in the future Time with family, on the farm, and at the piano provided Larry a fulfilling life. See what changed when he was diagnosed with HF.
  • Candi's story: A passion for travel Between work and vacation, Candi's life was one exciting trip after another. Then she was diagnosed with HF and the only trips she took were to the hospital. Watch how her story unfolds.
  • Herb's story: A passion for photography Herb enjoyed his work and lifestyle, so he took it hard when diagnosed with HF. Learn why after a recent talk with his doctor, he's back taking pictures and taking better care of his health.
  • Rex's story: A passion for family Keeping up with his grandchildren was a welcome challenge. Being diagnosed with HF was not. Take a look at how Rex manages his health, and still manages to put family first.
  • Ellen's story: A compassionate heart As a nurse, Ellen took special care of her patients. After being diagnosed with HF, she wasn't prepared to be a patient herself. See how her outlook changed.
  • Bob's story: A passion for boating For Bob and his wife, each day was an adventure—whether on the road working or on their boat. After he was diagnosed with HF, they had to make lifestyle changes and adapt to a slower pace.
  • Carmen's story: A passion for pies When Carmen was diagnosed with HF, she went from caregiver to patient. Family helped her adjust, making sure she stayed busy baking for them and active with them.
Tell us your story

When you have HF, it's often helpful to hear about other people's experiences with the condition, especially if they've found successful ways to help manage their symptoms. That's why we created Voices of Inspiration—a patient advocacy network in which people with HF can talk about their experiences with ENTRESTO.

To learn more about this patient network or if you're interested in being an ENTRESTO advocate, we want to hear from you.

Or call us at 1-877-879-0245 to tell us about your experience with ENTRESTO.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know 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.

INDICATION

What is ENTRESTO?

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.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know 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.

Who should not take ENTRESTO?

Do not take ENTRESTO if you:

  • are allergic to sacubitril or valsartan or any of the ingredients in ENTRESTO
  • have had an allergic reaction including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, throat (angioedema) or trouble breathing while taking a type of medicine called an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB)
  • take an ACE inhibitor medicine. Do not take ENTRESTO for at least 36 hours before or after you take an ACE inhibitor medicine. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before taking ENTRESTO if you are not sure if you take an ACE inhibitor medicine
  • have diabetes and take a medicine that contains aliskiren

What should I tell my doctor before taking ENTRESTO?

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; are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. You should either 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. 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.

What are the possible side effects of ENTRESTO?

ENTRESTO may cause serious side effects including:

  • angioedema that may cause trouble breathing and death. Get emergency medical help right away if you have symptoms of angioedema or trouble breathing. Do not take ENTRESTO again if you have had angioedema while taking ENTRESTO. People who are Black or who have had angioedema and take ENTRESTO may have a higher risk of having angioedema
  • low blood pressure (hypotension). Call your doctor if you become dizzy or lightheaded, or you develop extreme fatigue
  • kidney problems
  • increased amount of potassium in your blood

The most common side effects were low blood pressure, high potassium, cough, dizziness, and kidney problems.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

INDICATION

What is ENTRESTO?

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.

This information is not comprehensive. Please see full Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNING, and Patient Prescribing Information.

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