Sacubitril belongs to a class of drugs called neprilysin inhibitors and valsartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). They work by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily, which makes it easier for your heart to pump blood to your body.
Sacubitril: Prodrug that inhibits neprilysin (neutral endopeptidase) through the active metabolite LBQ657, leading to increased levels of peptides, including natriuretic peptides; induces vasodilation and natriuresis (Hubers 2016).
Valsartan: Produces direct antagonism of the angiotensin II (AT2) receptors. Displaces angiotensin II from the AT1 receptor; antagonizes AT1-induced vasoconstriction, aldosterone release, catecholamine release, arginine vasopressin release, water intake, and hypertrophic responses.
Patients not currently taking an ACE inhibitor or an ARB or previously taking low doses of an ACE inhibitor (ie, 0.1 mg/kg/day or 5 mg/day of enalapril or equivalent) or ARB.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
If pregnancy is detected, discontinue this drug as soon as possible. Drugs that act directly on the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) can cause injury and death to the developing fetus.Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.This Medicine Requires Prescription to purchase. Proceed further to know the steps.
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