Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about TOLVAPIL
TOLVAPIL Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of low levels of sodium in the blood. It treats low levels of sodium in the blood, which can result from conditions such as heart failure, cirrhosis, and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH).
TOLVAPIL Tablet can be taken with or without food. It should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will decide the dose and how often you should take them. You should take this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not stop taking the medicine even if you feel better unless the doctor tells you so.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. TOLVAPIL Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any problems with your kidneys or liver. While on this medicine, your doctor will closely monitor the sodium levels in your blood. You should also tell your doctor all the other medications you are taking.
Q. What is the most important information I need to be aware of while taking TOLVAPIL Tablet?
TOLVAPIL Tablet may cause the level of sodium in your blood to increase too quickly. This quick increase in sodium levels [osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS)] may cause serious nerve damage, which can further cause coma and even death. The symptoms of ODS could be trouble in speaking, trouble in swallowing or a feeling of food or liquid getting stuck while swallowing, drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, fits, trouble controlling body movement (involuntary movement) and weakness in muscles of the arms and legs
Q. For how long do I need to take TOLVAPIL Tablet?
TOLVAPIL Tablet is used for correction of sodium levels in blood. Though the dose and duration are prescribed by the doctor, TOLVAPIL Tablet should not be taken for more than 30 days. Once the sodium levels return to normal, it can be stopped after talking to the doctor.
Q. Does TOLVAPIL Tablet affect the sugar levels in blood?
Yes, TOLVAPIL Tablet may increase the blood sugar levels. Therefore, patients with diabetes mellitus need to be extra careful while taking TOLVAPIL Tablet and should keep a check on blood sugar levels regularly.
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