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Vaprisol Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is conivaptan (Vaprisol)?
- What are the possible side effects of conivaptan (Vaprisol)?
- What is the most important information I should know about conivaptan (Vaprisol)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving conivaptan (Vaprisol)?
- How is conivaptan given (Vaprisol)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vaprisol)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vaprisol)?
- What should I avoid while receiving conivaptan (Vaprisol)?
- What other drugs will affect conivaptan (Vaprisol)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Vaprisol)?
Since conivaptan is given by a healthcare professional, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Vaprisol)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include some of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while receiving conivaptan (Vaprisol)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect conivaptan (Vaprisol)?
Many drugs can interact with conivaptan. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- an antibiotic such as doxycycline (Doryx, Oracea, Periostat, Vibramycin), rifampin (Rifater, Rifadin, Rifamate), rifabutin (Mycobutin), tetracycline (Ala-Tet, Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap), or trimethoprim (Proloprim, Bactrim, Septra, SMX-TMP);
- anti-malaria medication;
- an antidepressant;
- anti-psychotic medication;
- asthma or allergy medication such as albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin), budesonide (Pulmicort, Rhinocort), fluticasone (Flonase, Flovent), montelukast (Singulair), theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Uniphyl);
- a beta-blocker such as bisoprolol (Zebeta, Ziac);
- cancer medicine such as bortezomib (Velcade), busulfan, docetaxel (Taxotere), doxorubicin (Adriamycin), exemestane (Aromasin), etoposide (VePesid, Toposar), flutamide (Eulexin), ifosfamide (Ifex), irinotecan (Camptosar), letrozole (Femara), paclitaxel (Taxol), tamoxifen (Soltamox), teniposide (Vumon), vinorelbine (Navelbine), vincristine (Oncovin, Vincasar), vinblastine (Velban);
- cholesterol-lowering drugs such as atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev, Advicor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), or simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin);
- diabetes medication such as nateglinide (Starlix), pioglitazone (Actos), repaglinide (Prandin);
- erectile dysfunction medicine;
- ergot medicines such as D.H.E. 45, Ergomar, Cafergot, Ergotrate, Methergine, Migergot, or Migranal;
- heart or blood pressure medications such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta, Amturnide), disopyramide (Norpace), enalapril (Vasotec), isradipine (Dynacirc), losartan (Cozaar, Hyzaar), nicardipine (Cardene), nimodipine (Nimotop), nisoldipine (Sular), quinidine (Quin-G);
- HIV medicines such as efavirenz (Sustiva, Atripla), nevirapine (Viramune), or tipranavir (Aptivus);
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- narcotic medications;
- a sedative such as clonazepam (Klonopin), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), and others;
- seizure medication; or
- stomach acid reducers such as lansoprazole (Prevacid), ondansetron (Zofran), rabeprazole (AcipHex).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with conivaptan. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about conivaptan.
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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