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Your doctor gave you medicines to help treat your heart failure. But did you know that many other medicines can make heart failure worse? Even medicines and natural health products that you buy over the counter (OTC) can harm you.
Be sure your doctor knows all of the OTC and prescription drugs you take. And don't start to take any medicine unless your doctor says it's okay.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Go to https://www.healthwise.net/patientEd
Enter S849 in the search box to learn more about "Medicines to Avoid With Heart Failure: Care Instructions".
Adaptation Date: 5/7/2021
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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