Jynarque (Tolvaptan)

Name: Jynarque (Tolvaptan)

Uses of Jynarque

  • It is used to treat low sodium levels.
  • It is used to slow the progress of kidney problems in some people.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Jynarque?

For all uses of Jynarque (tolvaptan):

  • If you have an allergy to tolvaptan or any other part of Jynarque (tolvaptan).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you cannot tell when you are thirsty or you are not able to drink normally.
  • If you are dehydrated, talk with your doctor.
  • If you have ever had liver problems.
  • If you have trouble passing urine.
  • If you are not able to pass urine.
  • If you take any drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) that must not be taken with Jynarque (tolvaptan), like certain drugs that are used for HIV, infections, or depression. There are many drugs that must not be taken with Jynarque (tolvaptan). Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you if you are taking a drug that must not be taken with Jynarque (tolvaptan).
  • If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take Jynarque (tolvaptan).

For treating low sodium levels:

  • If you have kidney problems.
  • If you have a low sodium level that needs raised right away. Talk with your doctor.

For slowing the progress of kidney problems:

  • If you have a high or low sodium level.
  • If you have other types of kidney problems.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Jynarque (tolvaptan).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Jynarque (tolvaptan) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Jynarque?

For all uses of Jynarque (tolvaptan):

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take Jynarque (tolvaptan). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not use more than what your doctor told you to use. Do not use more often or longer than what you were told. Doing any of these things may raise the chance of very bad side effects.
  • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.
  • This medicine may affect how much of some other drugs are in your body. If you are taking other drugs, talk with your doctor. You may need to have your blood work checked more closely while taking Jynarque (tolvaptan) with your other drugs.
  • If loose stools (diarrhea) happen or you are throwing up, call your doctor. You will need to drink more fluids to keep from losing too much fluid.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Jynarque (tolvaptan) while you are pregnant.

For treating low sodium levels:

  • If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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