What is this medicine?
CONIVAPTAN is used to treat low levels of sodium in the blood.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
fast, irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
low blood pressure
swelling, pain at site where injected
swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
ergot alkaloids like dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
medicines for an irregular heartbeat like digoxin, quinidine, sotalol
medicines for anxiety or difficulty sleeping
medicines for blood pressure like amlodipine
medicines for cholesterol like simvastatin
medicines for HIV infection or AIDS like amprenavir, delavirdine, efavirenz, nelfinavir, saquinavir
medicines for erectile dysfunction or impotence like sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil
some antibiotics like erythromycin, troleandomycin
some medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, miconazole, voriconazole
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
low blood pressure
an unusual or allergic reaction to conivaptan, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.
September 30, 2017