Taking Your Medicine

If you have CHF, you may be taking several new medications to treat your condition. If you’re already taking other prescriptions, herbs, or supplements, ask your doctor if you can still take them with your CHF medication. This is to avoid any bad interactions with the new medication. Do not stop taking another medication without your doctor’s approval.

In fact, it’s important that you tell all of your other doctors about your diagnosis and any new medications that you have to take. When taking your medications, it’s important that you take them at the same time each day. If you miss a dose, try to take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s almost time for you to take the next dose. In that case, wait and take the next dose as you normally would. Do not take a double dose of your medication if you miss a dose.

If you ever have any questions about your medications or how to take them, let your care team know.