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How about the use of tolvapta in hyponatremia?

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Dr. W. james Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tolvaptan

Tolvaptan can be used in treating euvolemic or hypervolemic hyponatremia and it may provide some benefit in that fluid restriction can be eased.
However, the high cost and the concern for liver toxicity limit its widespread use. Also it should not be used for more than 30 days to minimize the risk of liver toxicity.

In brief: Tolvaptan

Tolvaptan can be used in treating euvolemic or hypervolemic hyponatremia and it may provide some benefit in that fluid restriction can be eased.
However, the high cost and the concern for liver toxicity limit its widespread use. Also it should not be used for more than 30 days to minimize the risk of liver toxicity.
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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Liver Risk

Recent trial results highlight concern regarding liver toxicity: http://www.
Fda.Gov/safety/medwatch/safetyinformation/safetyalertsforhumanmedicalproducts/ucm336669.Htm.

In brief: Liver Risk

Recent trial results highlight concern regarding liver toxicity: http://www.
Fda.Gov/safety/medwatch/safetyinformation/safetyalertsforhumanmedicalproducts/ucm336669.Htm.
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Dr. Alok Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Tolvaptan is a medication to improve sodium level in certain cases of hyponatremia.
It is very wxpensive and used only in certain cases.

In brief: See below

Tolvaptan is a medication to improve sodium level in certain cases of hyponatremia.
It is very wxpensive and used only in certain cases.
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