TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT HEART FAILURE

Every health-related concern you have matters, so try to avoid saying that you’re doing “fine.” To help organize your thoughts, you can create your own doctor discussion guide below.

Every health-related concern you have matters, so try to avoid saying that you’re doing “fine.” To help organize your thoughts, you can create your own doctor discussion guide below.

GET A CUSTOMIZED DOCTOR DISCUSSION GUIDE

When talking to your doctor, it’s important that you don’t miss anything. Heart Failure symptoms increase the risk of death and hospitalization, but they often go unnoticed. Go over symptoms, physical activities, and previous appointments. It can make all the difference.

Complete the form below to get a doctor discussion guide that is specific to you.

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I am experiencing
shortness of breath

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Ongoing

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I am experiencing
coughing

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I am experiencing
swelling

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I am experiencing
confusion or memory loss

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I am experiencing
fatigue

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I am experiencing
rapid weight gain

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Are you experiencing any other new or ongoing symptoms?

Share your progress

In addition to keeping up with treatment, making healthy lifestyle
changes is also important for people with Heart Failure.

Have you made any changes to your diet?

Yes

No

Have you been able to get out and stay active?

Yes

No

What can you NOT do today that you could do 3 months ago, or since your last appointment?

For example: Are you not sleeping as well? Are you unable to walk as far as you once could? Do you have trouble carrying your grocery bags?

Over the last 3 to 6 months, what events have you had to miss because you were not feeling well?

For example: Have you been unable to attend a wedding or go on vacation?

Have you been hospitalized because of Heart Failure?

Yes

No

Make sure you know your medicines

Understanding what each medicine does and why the doctor recommended you take it is important. These questions can help you get to know them better.

What are the most important things I should know about taking my Heart Failure medicine?

Are there any medicines I should not take while taking my Heart Failure medicine?

How will I know if my Heart Failure medicine is working?

How can I save money on my Heart Failure prescription?

Does my Heart Failure medicine come with a patient support program?

Additional questions to remember and discuss with your doctor

Of course, you may have other questions that are not on this list.
If there's anything else you'd like to ask your doctor, type it here:

If your doctor prescribed ENTRESTO, here’s what you need to get started.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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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 during treatment with ENTRESTO, tell your doctor right away.

Do not take ENTRESTO if you:

  • are allergic to 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

INDICATION

What is ENTRESTO?

ENTRESTO is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with long-lasting (chronic) heart failure to help reduce the risk of death and hospitalization. ENTRESTO works better when the heart cannot pump a normal amount of blood to the body.

Before taking ENTRESTO tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

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:

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 treat adults with long-lasting (chronic) heart failure to help reduce the risk of death and hospitalization. ENTRESTO works better when the heart cannot pump a normal amount of blood to the body.

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