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Generic: conivaptan
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It is used to treat low levels of sodium in the blood.
               



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What is this medicine?

CONIVAPTAN is used to treat low levels of sodium in the blood.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • heart disease
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • low blood pressure
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to conivaptan, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • bromocriptine
  • cabergoline
  • clarithromycin
  • dofetilide
  • eletriptan
  • eplerenone
  • ergot alkaloids like dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
  • indinavir
  • itraconazole
  • ketoconazole
  • pimozide
  • ranolazine
  • ritonavir

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • aripiprazole
  • cilostazol
  • cyclosporine
  • imatinib
  • medicines for an irregular heartbeat like digoxin, quinidine, sotalol
  • medicines for anxiety or difficulty sleeping
  • medicines for blood pressure like amlodipine
  • medicines for cholesterol like simvastatin
  • medicines for HIV infection or AIDS like amprenavir, delavirdine, efavirenz, nelfinavir, saquinavir
  • medicines for erectile dysfunction or impotence like sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil
  • nilotinib
  • sibutramine
  • sirolimus
  • some antibiotics like erythromycin, troleandomycin
  • some medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, miconazole, voriconazole
  • tacrolimus
  • tinidazole
  • ziprasidone
  • warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

               
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