Uses

This medication is used to treat a certain type of heart failure (transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis). It is used to help prevent the heart failure from getting worse and needing treatment in a hospital. Tafamidis works by slowing the buildup of a certain protein (amyloid fibrils) that causes heart problems.

How to use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking tafamidis and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush or cut the capsules. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Different brands of this medication contain different amounts of drug and cannot be substituted for each other. Do not change brands unless directed by your doctor.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.

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