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Precautions and Warnings With Tolvaptan

Who Should Not Take Tolvaptan?

You should not take tolvaptan if you:
  • Need your sodium blood levels increased right away.
  • Cannot tell when you are thirsty or cannot replace fluids by drinking.
  • Have very low blood pressure (hypotension) or kidney failure because you have lost too much fluid.
  • Take certain medicines known as strong CYP 3A4 inhibitors (see Drug Interactions With Tolvaptan).
  • Are unable to make urine.
  • Are allergic to Samsca, tolvaptan, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which tolvaptan should not be used, as well as several warnings and precautions people should be aware of before starting treatment. However, it is possible that not all of the safety concerns were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific issues that may apply to you.
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