Directory of Drugs: Conivaptan - Vaprisol
What Is 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.
Who Should Not Be Treated With Vaprisol?
You should not be treated with Vaprisol if you:
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.
What Are The Risks?
The following are the major potential risks and side effects of Vaprisol therapy. This is not a complete list.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Professional?
Before you are given Vaprisol, tell your healthcare professional if you:
How Is Vaprisol Given?
Vaprisol is given through a large vein (I.V.) for up to four days.
Date Approved: 12/29/05
Date Updated: 2/15/2006
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