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



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What is this medicine?

TOLVAPTAN (tol VAP tan) 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:
  • can not feel if you are thirsty
  • diarrhea or vomiting
  • if you frequently drink alcohol containing drinks
  • kidney disease and your body can not make urine
  • liver disease
  • not eaten enough for a long period of time (malnourished)
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to tolvaptan, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. This medicine will be started in a hospital. You may need to continue this medicine at home. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not stop and re- start this medicine on your own. You may need to go back to a hospital to re- start this medicine. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

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


Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

               
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