Watch for Heart Failure Patients Taking Supplements
Many meds can "tip the balance" and WORSEN heart failure.
It's not surprising. Heart failure patients often have 5 or more other chronic diseases...and take over 7 Rx meds, OTCs, or supplements/day.
NSAID pain relievers (ibuprofen, etc) and effervescent meds (Alka-Seltzer, etc) can cause sodium and water to build up in the body, worsen swelling, and increase blood pressure.