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Medicines are important in the treatment of heart failure. Research shows that heart failure medicines can help stabilize your heart function. They can also help you:

  • Live longer.
  • Have fewer symptoms.
  • Breathe more easily.
  • Have more energy.
  • Increase your activity level.
  • Have less swelling.
  • Stay out of the hospital.

This module provides information on:

  • The main types of medicines used for heart failure.
  • Common side effects of heart failure medicines.
  • Other medicines used to treat heart failure.

It will help you learn about:

  • What heart failure medicines do.
  • Why it is important to take all of your medicines regularly.
  • How to manage common side effects of your medicines.
General Information about Taking Heart Failure Medicines
Heart Failure Medicines
ACE Inhibitors: Management Tips and Common Side Effects
ACE Inhibitors: Questions to Ask Your Doctor or Nurse
Beta-Blockers: Management Tips and Common Side Effects
Beta-Blockers: Questions to Ask Your Doctor or Nurse
Digoxin Pills: Management Tips and Common Side Effects
Diuretics: Management Tips and Common Side Effects
Diuretics: Questions and Answers
Aldosterone Antagonist Pills
Aldosterone Antagonists: Management Tips and Common Side Effects
ARB (Angiotensin Receptor Blockade) Pills
Combination Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine Pills
Questions to Ask Your Doctor or Nurse: Combination Isosorbide Dinitrate and Hydralazine Pills
Anticoagulant Medicines: Blood Thinners
Potassium Pills
Medicines to Avoid
Alternative or Herbal Therapy Interactions
General Questions and Answers About Heart Failure Medicines
Keeping Track of Your Medicines

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