Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) For Reducing Death, Hospitalization From Heart Failure | Sasha Gould, PharmD | RxEconsult

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Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) For Heart Failure Reduces Cardiovascular Death And Hospitalization Category: Heart Disease by - July 9, 2015 | Views: 38179 | Likes: 3 | Comment: 0  

Entresto should not be used in the following situations.

  • Hypersensitivity to any component of Entresto
  • A history of angioedema related to ACEi or ARB treatment
  • Severe liver impairment 
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Combining Entresto with ACEi or aliskiren

Common side effects of Entresto include low blood pressure (hypotension), increased blood potassium (hyperkalemia), cough, and kidney impairment. Entresto may cause angioedema, a serious condition that causes swelling of the face, lips, throat, and tongue.  

The PARADIGM-HF trial demonstrated that Entresto is superior to enalapril, a gold standard medication for heart failure treatment. Improving survival is a significant benefit that will change the management of heart failure. Entresto has promise and can offer hope for millions of patients with heart failure. Future studies and clinical practice will clarify Entresto's place in therapy. People with heart failure should celebrate that a better treatment is now available.  

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Entresto Prescribing Information. FDA.gov

FDA Approves Entresto. FDA.gov

Heart Failure Fact Sheet. CDC.gov


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