Taking your heart failure medicines will help
Taking your medicine as directed very important. If you do, it
will help you feel better and help your heart work with less
stress. You will need to take medicines for the rest of your
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 and/or
combinations of medicines. This will take patience as you and your
health care team work together to find the:
When you are taking certain heart medicines,
drinking grapefruit juice may be harmful. Ask your pharmacist if
this applies to you.
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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