Soluble Guanylate Cyclase Stimulator


Soluble Guanylate Cyclase Stimulator, Verquvo, Vericiguat

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  • Indications
  1. Fourth line agent in symptomatic chronic Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (<45%)
  2. Vericiguat is marketed as adjunct to triple therapy (ACE/ARB, Beta Blocker, Aldosterone Antagonist)
  • Preparations
  1. Verquvo (Vericiguat)
    1. First agent in class (released in 2020)
    2. Start 2.5 mg orally once daily with food
      1. May double dose every 2 weeks, until target dose 10 mg reached, as tolerated
  • Mechanism
  1. Vasodilation and smoth Muscle relaxation via nitric oxide path and stimulation of soluble guanylate cyclase
  • Adverse effects
  1. Symptomatic Hypotension
  • Drug Interactions
  • Efficacy
  1. Reduces hospitalization and cardiovascular death rates (but at NNT 33 at >$600/month in 2022)