Sacubitril and valsartan

Sacubitril and valsartan treats heart failure. It is used to reduce the risk of death and hospitalization in people with certain types of long-lasting heart failure.

Sacubitril and valsartan Overview

Reviewed: July 9, 2015

Sacubitril/valsartan is a prescription medication used to treat heart failure. 

It is a single product containing 2 medications: sacubitril and valsartan. Sacubitril belongs to a group of drugs called neprilisyn inhibitors. These work to control blood volume and lower blood pressure. Valsartan belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists, which help blood vessels to relax.

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken typically 2 times a day.

Common side effects of sacubitril/valsartan include low blood pressure, high blood potassium levels, and poor function of the kidneys.

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Sacubitril and valsartan Brand Names

Sacubitril and valsartan may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Sacubitril and valsartan Drug Class

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