Heart failure: Avoiding medicines that make symptoms worse

Introduction



If you have heart failure, you need to be extra careful with medicines. Some can make your heart failure worse. Other medicines may not mix well with your heart failure drugs.
This Actionset will help you learn which medicines you may need to avoid and what questions to ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Key points
  • Each time you see a doctor, make sure he or she knows that you take medicines for heart failure.
  • Before you fill any new prescription, tell the pharmacist that you have heart failure....more

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