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What is Entresto?

Andrew Bellingham

Andrew Bellingham

Pharmacist | 20+ Years | BPharm | Dip Clin Pharm

Entresto is a medication used to treat heart failure. It works by helping the heart pump more efficiently and improving symptoms of the condition.

How Entresto Works

Entresto works by combining two components, sacubitril and valsartan. Sacubitril helps widen blood vessels and reduce fluid buildup by increasing the levels of beneficial peptides. Valsartan blocks the effects of a hormone that can constrict blood vessels and cause fluid retention.

Do not take Entresto if:

  • You are allergic to sacubitril or valsartan
  • You have a history of angioedema (rapid swelling of lips, tongue, throat, or face)
  • You are currently taking an ACE inhibitor
  • You are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • You have severe liver impairment
  • You have diabetes and are using a medication containing aliskiren

Side Effects of Taking Entresto

You should inform your GP or pharmacist immediately for further guidance if you are experiencing any of these side effects:

  • Low blood pressure (dizziness, lightheadedness)
  • Elevated blood potassium levels (muscle weakness, palpitations)
  • Cough
  • Kidney problems
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue and tiredness

Serious Side Effects

If you are showing the following signs of an allergic reaction from taking Entresto, phone 999 immediately to receive medical attention: 

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
  • Hives breaking out on your skin

Get Your Prescription Online from Your Local Pharmacy

If you’ve been prescribed Entresto by your GP, you can place your order from the comfort of your home by using the Healthera app.

It only takes a couple of minutes to set up your order for collection or home delivery from your local pharmacy. 

To get started, simply click the button below:

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