You will need to take most of your heart failure medicines every day. Some medicines are taken once a day. Others need to be taken 2 or more times daily. It is very important that you take your medicines at the right time and in the way your doctor has told you.
Never stop taking your heart medicines without talking to your doctor first. This is also true for other medicines you take, such as drugs for diabetes, high blood pressure, and other serious conditions.
Your doctor may also tell you to take certain medicines or change your doses when your symptoms get worse. Do not change your medicines or doses without talking to doctor.
Always tell your doctor before you take any new medicines. This includes over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), as well as drugs such as Sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra), and tadalafil (Cialis).
Also tell your doctor before you take any type of herb or supplement.