CAREGIVERS NEED CARE, TOO

Many people with Heart Failure say their family and friends are the most important members of their support team, their well-being depends on yours. That’s why we have some resources to help you manage their condition, as well as ways to practice self-care throughout the treatment journey.

Many people with Heart Failure say their family and friends are the most important members of their support team, their well-being depends on yours. That’s why we have some resources to help you manage their condition, as well as ways to practice self-care throughout the treatment journey.

How are you feeling?

You give physical care and emotional support. You may also be making decisions, doing research,
helping pay bills, and providing transportation. Which also means making yourself available at all times.

If it all leaves you feeling frustrated, stressed, or overwhelmed, don't think you have to deal with it
alone. These feelings are normal and there are places to turn for help.

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Build a care team

Beyond doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, enlist the help of other family members, friends, and neighbors so everyone knows they can count on others to share responsibilities.

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Find peer support groups

Ask your doctor or hospital, or search online to see if there are caregiver assistance programs in your community you can join to connect with others for tips on coping and caring.

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Give your mind and body a break

Play a brain game like a word puzzle or relax by taking a few moments to focus on your breathing.

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Set up time to be social

Make plans to get out and see friends.

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Ask for professional help

If it's all getting to be too much, see your doctor about talking with a specialist.

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.