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Tolvaptan

Tolvaptan

Description

Tolvaptan is used to treat low blood sodium levels (hyponatremia) associated with various conditions like congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormones (SIADH).

Uses

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. You should not take this medication for longer than 30 days.To prevent losing too much body water (dehydration), always have water ready to drink while taking tolvaptan. Drink when you are thirsty unless otherwise directed by your doctor.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Do not stop and restart this medication on your own. You may need to go back to a hospital to restart this medication. Tell your doctor right away if you stop taking this medication for any reason.

Common side effects may include:

  • dry mouth;
  • increased thirst or urination;
  • hunger, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, blurred vision;
  • constipation; or
  • weakness.

Precaution

Before taking tolvaptan, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, liver disease, inability to make urine (anuria), use/abuse of alcohol.To prevent loss of too much body water (dehydration) while taking this medication, you must be able to replace fluids by drinking. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are not able to drink normally or if you cannot feel if you are thirsty. (See also How to Use section.)This medication may rarely make your blood sugar rise, which can cause or worsen diabetes. If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.

Dosages

Tolvaptan is usually given once per day. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.Long-term use of tolvaptan can damage your liver or cause death. You should not use tolvaptan for longer than 30 days.You may take tolvaptan with or without food.

Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

 

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