VASOPRESSIN

(vay soe PRES in) Brand: Pitressin

What is the most significant information I must know about vasopressin?

• You must not receive this medicine if you have a chronic kidney condition such as Bright's disease.

• Till receiving vasopressin, speak your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have asthma, kidney malady, congestive heart failure, hardened arteries, migraine headaches, or seizures.

• Some people receiving vasopressin have had an immediate reaction to the medicine. Speak your caregiver right away if you feel weak, nauseated, light-headed, sweaty, or have a quick heartbeat, chest tightness, or weak breathing just after receiving vasopressin.

Vasopressin can reason temporary side effects such as nausea, stomach pain, or "blanching" of your skin (such as pale spots when you press on the skin). Drinking 1 or 2 glasses of water every time you receive an injection may help ease these side effects.

• Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you must drink during your treatment with vasopressin. In some cases, drinking too many liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.

What is vasopressin?

Vasopressin is a man-made form of a hormone called "anti-diuretic hormone" that is normally secreted by the pituitary gland. In the body, vasopressin acts on the kidneys and blood vessels.

Vasopressin helps prevent the loss of water from the body by reducing urine output and helping the kidneys reabsorb water in the body. Vasopressin also raises blood pressure by constricting (narrowing) blood vessels.

Vasopressin is used to treat diabetes insipidus, which is caused by a lack of this naturally occurring pituitary hormone in the body. Vasopressin is also used to treat or prevent determined conditions of the stomach after surgery or during abdominal x-rays.

Vasopressin may also be used for purposes another than those listed in this medicine guide.

What must I discuss with my health care provider till receiving vasopressin?

• You must not receive this medicine if you have a chronic kidney condition such as Bright's disease.

• Till receiving vasopressin, speak your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

· asthma;

· kidney disease;

· congestive heart failure;

· coronary artery malady, hardening of the arteries;

· circulation problems;

· migraine headaches; or

· epilepsy or another seizure disorder.

• If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to receive vasopressin, or you may need dosage adjustments or particular trials during treatment.

• FDA pregnancy category C. This medicine may be deleterious to an unborn child. Speak your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Vasopressin may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing child. Do not receive this medicine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is vasopressin given?

Vasopressin is given as an injection under the skin or into a muscle. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting. Vasopressin is generally given as needed each 3 to 4 hours. The time interval between doses will depend on how your body responds to the medication.

• To treat diabetes insipidus, vasopressin is sometimes given into the nose by nasal spray or medication dropper, or insertion of a cotton pad that has been soaked in vasopressin.

• When used for abdominal x-ray, vasopressin injections are generally given at 2 hours till and 30 minutes till your x-ray. Your doctor may also recommend you receive an enema till you receive your first doze of vasopressin.

Vasopressin can reason temporary side effects such as nausea, stomach pain, or "blanching" of your skin (such as pale spots when you press on the skin). Drinking 1 or 2 glasses of water every time you receive an injection may help ease these side effects.

• Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you must drink during your treatment with vasopressin. In some cases, drinking too many liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.

• To be certain this medicine is not causing deleterious effects, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. You heart function may also need to be tested.

What happens if I miss a dose?

• Since vasopressin is generally given as needed in a hospital setting, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose?

• Search abnormal medical attention if you think you have received too many of this medicine.

• Symptoms of a vasopressin overdose may include severe headache, drowsiness, weakness, pale skin, nausea, and stomach pain.

What must I avoid while receiving vasopressin?

• Avoid drinking alcohol during your treatment with vasopressin. Alcohol can create vasopressin smaller effective.

What are the possible side effects of vasopressin?

• Some people receiving vasopressin have had an immediate reaction to the medicine. Speak your caregiver right away if you feel weak, nauseated, light-headed, sweaty, or have a quick heartbeat, chest tightness, or weak breathing just after receiving vasopressin.

• Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Speak your caregivers at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

· slow or uneven heart rate;

· gasping or trouble breathing;

· chest pain or hard feeling, pain spreading to the hand or shoulder, nausea, sweating, common ill feeling;

· tingling or loss of feeling in your hands or feet;

· skin changes or discoloration;

· swelling, rapid weight gain;

· feeling light-headed, fainting; or

· severe nausea or stomach pain.

• Smaller serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such as:

· mild stomach pain, bloating, or gas;

· dizziness; or

· throbbing headache.

• Side effects another than those listed here may also occur. Conversation to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What another drugs will affect vasopressin?

• Till receiving vasopressin, speak your doctor if you are using any of the next drugs:

· carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol);

· chlorpropamide (Diabinese);

· clofibrate (Atromid-S);

· fludrocortisone (Florinef Acetate);

· demeclocycline (Declomycin);

· lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);

· heparin (HepLock);

· a muscle relaxer; or

· an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), amoxapine (Ascendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), or trimipramine (Surmontil).

• If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to receive vasopressin, or you may need dosage adjustments or particular trials during treatment.

• There may be another drugs not listed that can affect vasopressin. Speak your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal commodity, and drugs predesigned by another doctors. Do not start using a new medicine without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

• Your doctor or pharmacist has information about vasopressin written for health professionals that you may read.

Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.

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