Entresto (sacubitril and valsartan)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

What brand names are available for sacubitril and valsartan?

Entresto

Is sacubitril and valsartan available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

Do I need a prescription for sacubitril and valsartan?

Yes

What are the uses for sacubitril and valsartan?

  • Entresto is used for reducing the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure in patients with chronic heart failure (NYHA Class II-IV).
  • Entresto is combined with other heart failure medications and in place of an ACE inhibitor or other ARBs.

What are the side effects of sacubitril and valsartan?

The most common side effects of Entresto are:

Possible serious side effects include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/21/2016
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