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USES: This medication is used to treat congestive heart failure (CHF). This drug has been withdrawn from the U.S. market due to safety or effectiveness problems.

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as prescribed. Be sure to follow instructions closely. Do not increase your dose, skip any doses or take this more often than directed. The effects of this medication are not immediate. It may take up to 4 to 8 weeks before improvement in symptoms is observed.

SIDE EFFECTS: Headache may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. It usually disappears with continued treatment. Other common side effects reported include cough, runny nose, weakness, nausea, diarrhea or altered taste. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop: dizziness, lightheadedness, faintness, chest pain, rapid pulse, skin rash, muscle or joint pain, swelling of the face/hands/feet, breathing trouble. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Also limit your intake of alcoholic beverages which will aggravate these effects. Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication causes you to feel drowsy or dizzy. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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