Potential side effects

Generally the drug is well tolerated, if there are any side effects these are likely to be light headedness due to low blood pressure, or an increase in potassium levels. This is why you will have your blood pressure and a blood test to ensure your kidneys have not been effected, including your potassium levels […]

August 4, 2022

Why take them

Again these may be taken in one dose or split dosages. The same principals apply, start low and build up gradually. They work by relaxing your blood vessels therefore enabling the heart to do less work. NICE have recommended Sacubitril/valsartan for patients who have continuing symptoms of heart failure. They have related this to the […]

August 4, 2022

What do they do

It works in two ways, firstly by increasing the body’s natural defences against heart failure and secondly it blocks the body’s natural system which has a harmful effect on the heart. It combines two drugs a new one called sacubitril and valsartan a drug that has been used for some time in heart failure.

August 4, 2022