Taking your heart failure medicines may help
Taking your medicine as directed is very important. If you do, they may help you feel better and help your heart work with less
stress. You will need to take medicines for the rest of your
life, unless your doctor gives you other directions.
Your health care provider may start you on one or more
medicines. He or she may change the dose or add other medicines
later. This will depend on your symptoms and how well you respond
to the medicines.
It may take many days or weeks to find the right doses, combinations or both of medicines. This will take patience as you and your
health care team work together to find the:
To help you and your family know which medicines you are taking, fill out a medicine chart.
If you are worried about how to pay for your medicines, talk
with your health care provider. There may be less costly medicines
you may take, or financial help available to you.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Heart Failure, fourth edition, ISBN 1-931876-31-2
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts
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