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Inform patients about the common adverse effects of VAPRISOL including infusion site effects (edema, erythema, pain, and phlebitis), pyrexia, hypokalemia, headache, orthostatic hypotension and potential for overly rapid increase in serum sodium which can cause serious neurologic sequelae. Instruct patients to inform their healthcare provider if they develop any unusual symptoms, or if any known symptom persists or worsens, with special attention to potential manifestations of osmotic demyelination syndrome.
Ask patients about what other medications they are currently taking with VAPRISOL, including over-the-counter medications.
Ask patients if they have allergies to corn or corn products.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/28/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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