Conivaptan (By injection)
Treats low sodium levels.
VaprisolThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to conivaptan.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
- Do not use this medicine if you are also using clarithromycin, indinavir, itraconazole, ketoconazole, or ritonavir.
- Some medicines can affect how conivaptan works. Tell your doctor if you are using digoxin, midazolam, or simvastatin.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, or trouble urinating.
- Do not breastfeed during treatment with this medicine.
- This medicine may cause the following problems:
- Osmotic demyelination syndrome (nerve problem)
- Infusion site reactions
- This medicine may make you feel dizzy or lightheaded. Do not drive or do anything that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
- Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
- Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting
- Headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
- Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed
- Rapid weight gain, swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
- Severe weakness, or tingling or numbness in your hands, feet, or lips
- Trouble breathing, speaking, or swallowing
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Last Updated: 3/4/2018