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SAMSCA (TOLVAPTAN)

Samsca Description

If you have been diagnosed with the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH), you are at risk for hyponatremia. This is a complication of SIADH which may occur and cause your blood sodium levels to fall abnormally low because SIADH affects your antidiuretic hormone levels. Sodium is one of the body’s electrolytes and it helps to control the amount of water in and around your cells so the sodium in your body does not become too diluted. Usually extremely low sodium levels in your blood must be attended to in hospital to ensure levels are raised slowly. Depending on the reason for hyponatremia, aftercare may include a prescription for Samsca to regulate sodium levels in your blood while at home.

How Samsca Works in Your Body

The active ingredient of Samsca called Tolvaptan is a vasopressin receptor antagonist that blocks the action of vasopressin by binding to its receptor. Vasopressin is the antidiuretic hormone released by your pituitary gland that helps stop your body from losing water by reducing your urine output, helps your kidneys reabsorb water into your body, and it constricts blood vessels to raise blood pressure. By restricting the action of vasopressin, your urine flow improves without losing too much sodium from your body.

Conditions Treated by Samsca

Samsca is also beneficial for those experiencing heart failure due to the impairment of the body’s ability to rid itself of ingested water because of an increase in the antidiuretic hormone (ADH). Heart failure is common for people who have survived a heart attack and have been left with permanent damage to their heart muscle. Due to more people surviving a heart attack, heart failure numbers have risen. High blood pressure can also cause you to be in heart failure if this condition goes undiagnosed and untreated. A healthier lifestyle, eating right, no smoking, and staying active will greatly improve your risk of hypertension or a heart attack.

Before You Take Samsca

Ask your doctor about any risks involved by taking Samsca while you are pregnant, if you become pregnant, or when breast feeding. To determine if Samsca is safe for you to take, tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC or Rx drugs you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements.

Samsca Precautions

If you stop taking Samsca for any reason, do not resume taking it as you will need to return to hospital for monitoring during you first few doses. It’s easier for you to become dehydrated while taking Samsca, especially if you become ill with vomiting and/or diarrhea; so be certain you drink more liquids, excluding alcohol. Keep Samsca out of reach of children and pets. Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking Samsca as the effects of the drug may increase.

Possible Side Effects of Samsca

  • Increased thirst
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth

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