This medication is used to treat low levels of salt (sodium) in the blood, which can result from conditions such as heart failure and certain hormone imbalances. Tolvaptan belongs to a class of drugs known as vasopressin receptor antagonists. It works by increasing the amount of urine you make, causing your body to get rid of extra water. This helps to slowly increase to normal levels of salt in the blood.
Different brands of this medication have different uses. Do not change brands of this medication unless directed by your doctor.
How to use Tolvaptan Tablet Antidiuretic Hormone Antagonists
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using tolvaptan and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. You should not take this medication for longer than 30 days.
To prevent losing too much body water (dehydration), always have water ready to drink while taking tolvaptan. Drink when you are thirsty unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Do not stop and restart this medication on your own. You may need to go back to a hospital to restart this medication. Tell your doctor right away if you stop taking this medication for any reason.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
- Stock: 2-3 Days
- Model: 15mg