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Samsca Tablet Uses:
Samsca tablet belongs to the family of drugs known as vasopressin receptor antagonists. It is used in the treatment of conditions where there are low levels of salt (sodium) in the blood like heart failure and certain hormonal imbalances. Samsca acts by lowering the levels of this specific hormone, which is responsible for the regulation of water and salt in the body. If the high levels of the hormone are not corrected, it will result in low sodium values and retention of water.
Samsca medication is used to treat hyponatremia (low levels of sodium in the body). It does so by increasing the urinary output without causing the body to lose too much sodium. Thus, in doing so, the body gets rid of the extra water, leading to a gradual increase to normal levels of sodium in the blood.
Samsca can be easily purchased from Canada Pharmacy and be delivered to your doorstep.
Active ingredient (comes in 2 strengths):
- Tolvaptan 15mg
- Tolvaptan 30mg
Samsca should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, it is taken orally, with or without food, once a day or as directed by your physician. It should not be taken for more than 30 days as excess usage can cause liver damage or even death.
It is vital that to avoid dehydration caused by Samsca, keep drinking water available at all time and drink whenever you feel thirsty. Avoid alcoholic drinks at all costs.
The initial dose of Samsca is 15 mg orally once a day. Maintenance dose is 30 mg once daily, with maximum daily dose even up to 60 mg.
Before starting your treatment with Samsca, consult your doctor on the following conditions.
- Kidney problems
- Urinary problems
- Liver disease especially cirrhosis
- If on a diuretic pill
- Heavy alcohol drinker
Immediately consult your physician if the following adverse effects of Samsca develop.
- Problems with speech or muscle control
- Trouble swallowing
- Trouble moving your arms or legs
- Confusion, mood changes
- Weakness, lightheadedness
- Liver problems like upper stomach pain, tiredness, vomiting, loss of appetite, jaundice, dark urine
- Dehydration symptoms like thirst, feeling hot, unable to urinate, heavy sweating
- Dry mouth
- Increased thirst or urination
- Hunger, fruity breath
- Blurred vision
Product Code: 11608
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