Vaprisol

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    Brand Name:Vaprisol
    Generic:Conivaptan Hydrochloride
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2005-12-29 ,2007-02-28 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Astellas Pharma Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Injectables
Intravenous
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2005/021697lbl.pdf
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/022016lbl.pdf

About Vaprisol

Vaprisol is a medicine given in a vein (intravenous or I.V.) to raise low blood sodium levels in hospitalized patients with “euvolemic hyponatremia.” Euvolemic hyponatremia is when a patient has too little sodium in the bloodstream but a normal amount of fluid in the body.

Vaprisol should not be used to treat congestive heart failure.

Vaprisol has not been studied in children.

Side Effects of Vaprisol

  • There may be serious side effects if your blood sodium levels rise too quickly. Your healthcare professional will monitor your blood sodium levels and check for brain side effects.
  • Injection site reactions are the most common side effect of Vaprisol. Serious injection site reactions may require stopping Vaprisol.
  • Some other common side effects that may occur with Vaprisol include:
    • headache
    • thirst
    • low potassium
    • vomiting
    • increased urination
    • diarrhea
    • decrease in blood pressure upon standing that may cause faintness

Who Should Not Take Vaprisol

You should not be treated with Vaprisol if you:

  • Have too little sodium in the bloodstream and too little fluid in the body (hypovolemic hyponatremia)
  • are allergic to any of its ingredients
  • are taking medicines that can interact with Vaprisol, such as:
    • statin medicines, including:
      • simvastatin (Zocor, Vytorin)
      • lovastatin (Mevacor, Altocor, Advicor, Altoprev)
      • atorvastatin (Lipitor)
      • rosuvastatin (Crestor)
      • ketoconazole (Nizoral)
      • itraconazole (Sporanox)
      • clarithromycin (Biaxin)
      • ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra)
      • indinavir (Crixivan)

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.

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