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Samsca Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is tolvaptan (Samsca)?
- What are the possible side effects of tolvaptan (Samsca)?
- What is the most important information I should know about tolvaptan (Samsca)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking tolvaptan (Samsca)?
- How should I take tolvaptan (Samsca)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Samsca)?
- What happens if I overdose (Samsca)?
- What should I avoid while taking tolvaptan (Samsca)?
- What other drugs will affect tolvaptan (Samsca)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Samsca)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Samsca)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking tolvaptan (Samsca)?
Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with tolvaptan and lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
What other drugs will affect tolvaptan (Samsca)?
Many drugs can interact with tolvaptan. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using during treatment with tolvaptan, especially:
- rifabutin, rifapentine, rifampin;
- St. John's wort;
- an ACE inhibitor--benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril, trandolapril;
- an antibiotic--azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, erythromycin, metronidazole, nafcillin, norfloxacin, tetracycline;
- an antidepressant--desipramine, sertraline;
- antifungal medication--clotrimazole, fluconazole;
- a beta blocker--atenolol, carvedilol, labetalol, metoprolol, nadolol, nebivolol, propranolol, sotalol;
- heart or blood pressure medication--amiodarone, azilsartan, candesartan, carvedilol, diltiazem, dronedarone, eprosartan, felodipine, irbesartan, lidocaine, losartan, olmesartan, quinidine, ranolazine, telmisartan, valsartan, verapamil;
- HIV or AIDS medicine--atazanavir, fosamprenavir, efavirenz, darunavir when given with ritonavir, lopinavir, nevirapine, saquinavir; or
- seizure medication--carbamazepine, fosphenytoin, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone.
This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with tolvaptan. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about tolvaptan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Samsca Information
- Samsca Drug Interactions Center: tolvaptan oral
- Samsca Side Effects Center
- Samsca Overview including Precautions
- Samsca FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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