Medicines do not cure
heart failure. But they can make you feel better, help
your heart work better, and help you live longer.
- Take a list of your medicines or bring your
medicines with you when you visit your doctor. Make sure
to include any nonprescription medicines and natural supplements
that you take. Talk about any side effects you are having or need to watch
- Make your medicine schedule as simple as possible. Plan times
to take your medicines when you are doing other things, like eating a meal or
getting ready for bed. This will make it easier for you to remember to take
- Talk with your doctor if you are having problems
with when to take your medicine. Your doctor may be able to change your
medicines or the times you take them.
- Talk with your doctor
if you have any changes in your health that might affect your heart
failure, such as weight gain, side effects of medicines,
or another health problem.
- Use tools like
daily or weekly pill boxes to make taking your medicines