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Does anyone have any experience with the drug Entresto for heart failure?

Hello - My sister has CHF and her doctor has talked to her about a fairly new drug called Entresto.  She is excited about it, but I am wondering about it as it is a new drug.  Does anyone take this drug or know anything about it?  
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I was just diagnosed with CHF about a month ago. I started out taking lisinopril but then switched to Entresto once my insurance company approved it, as it was not on their formulary. It's only been a few weeks of treatment so far, but I have had no adverse reactions. In the first few days I did feel dizzy for a short time about an hour after taking it, and my blood pressure was down to 79/54. But my body has gotten used to it and now I don't feel any effects. I can't speak for its effectiveness this soon but I have high hopes that it will work better than an ACE inhibitor alone.
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My husband started taking it a few weeks ago. Was on lisinopril. His EF about 40% with medication before Entresto. I am little leery that there is so little to read about it other than manufacturer marketing. I liked the tried and true but t doctors felt it was not helping as much as they would like. He is picture of health otherwise.
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Just wondering if you guys would be kind enough to share how your doing now after taking it for a while as well as any side affects you may have had.
Thanks!
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my husband takes entresto. apparantly it is very expensive. we have not noticed much difference and in fact he was hospitalised shortly after starting it (not related i don't think)
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