Samsca generic name: Tolvaptan

What is Samsca used for?

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.




Kidney Disease
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Samsca Frequently Asked Questions

Treatment with this drug should be started or restarted in a hospital for proper monitoring. If your level of sodium in the blood is raised too quickly, it may cause a serious (even fatal) condition called osmotic demyelination syndrome. The risk is higher if you have liver disease, poor nutrition, or if you use/abuse alcohol. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms such as trouble speaking/swallowing, mental/mood changes (such as confusion), weakness/involuntary movement in the arms/legs, or seizures.

Do not use this medication to treat a certain kidney problem (autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease-ADPKD). Due to the risk of serious liver damage, you must be in a special program for you to take this medication to treat ADPKD. Ask your doctor for details.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Samsca Dosage and Form Information

15 Mg
30 Mg

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Generic Examples

30 Mg
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