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Natrise - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Natrise: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Natrise?

Natrise (generic name Tolvaptan) is a drug used to treat low sodium levels in the blood. This condition may result from cirrhosis, heart failure, and specific hormone imbalances. Natrise belongs to a class of medications that are termed vasopressin receptor antagonists.

What are the uses of Natrise?

Natrise is an aquaretic drug that functions as a selective, competitive vasopressin receptor. It is used to treat low sodium levels in the blood, resulting from cirrhosis, congestive heart failure, and the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone.

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What are the side effects of Natrise?

Some of this medication’s more common side effects include blurred vision, fruit-like breath odor, dry mouth, flushed, dry skin, frequent urination, increased hunger and thirst, increased urination, nausea and/or vomiting, stomach pain, unexplained weight loss, and inexplicable tiredness. The less common side effects include anxiety, blood in the urine and stool, bruising, chest pain and confusion, and dizziness.

Get in touch with your doctor at the onset of these symptoms.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Natrise

1. Can we take Natrise tablets permanently?

Natrise, administered as a tablet, is used to correct sodium levels in the blood. Though this is a prescription drug, Natrise is not recommended for more than a month. Once sodium levels return to normal, the drug can be stopped in consultation with the doctor.

2. How much does Natrise increase the sodium?

Natrise works by increasing the amount of water released from the body as urine. In some studies, serum sodium increased by around 3 meq/L for those treated with Natrise. Patients with underlying hyponatremia treated with Natrise often had normalization of their serum sodium levels.

3. How quick does Natrise effects for hyponatremia?

Natrise, administered as a tablet, is used to correct sodium levels in the blood. A dose of Natrise usually takes two to four hours to be effective. The peak effects typically occur four to eight hours after a dose of Natrise.

4. Is Natrise a diuretic?

Natrise is a drug used to treat hyponatremia (low sodium levels in the blood) in people with heart failure. In these cases of heart failure, Natrise can be an alternative diuretic in conjunction with other standard therapies.

5. When should I take Natrise?

Natrise is a drug used to treat hyponatremia (low sodium levels in the blood) in people with heart failure. This prescription medication is administered orally with or without food. The dose is usually once daily and not recommended for longer than 30 days. To prevent dehydration, as a precaution, always have water ready to drink while taking this dose.

6. Can Natrise be taken daily?

Natrise is used to treat low sodium levels in the blood in people with cirrhosis and heart failure. It is taken orally with or without food as directed by your doctor, and usually once daily. As a precaution, it is recommended that the medication be discontinued after 30 days.

7. Is Natrise addictive?

Natrise is a prescription drug used to treat hyponatremia (low sodium levels in the blood) in people with heart failure. It is not addictive. The dose is taken orally with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.

8. How long can you use Natrise?

Natrise used to treat low sodium levels in the blood in people with cirrhosis and heart failure, is taken orally with or without food as directed by your doctor, and usually once daily. As a precaution, it is recommended that the medication be not taken for longer than 30 days.

9. Does Natrise cause weight gain?

Natrise, administered as a tablet, is used to correct sodium levels in the blood. One of the side effects of Natrise is unexplained weight loss. As a precaution, consult your doctor if you notice weight loss after a dose of Natrise.

10. How safe is Natrise?

Natrise is a safe drug as long as it is taken in the dosage prescribed by a medical professional. It has some side effects such as blurred vision, dry mouth, frequent urination, and increased hunger and thirst. However, it is an effective medication for treating low sodium levels in the blood in people with cirrhosis and heart failure.

The Yashoda Group of Hospitals is a provider of quality healthcare, guided by the needs of patients and delivered by excellent medical professionals. If you have any questions regarding the use of Natrise or any other medication, do give our experts a call.

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