What happens if I miss a dose (Pitressin)?
Since vasopressin is usually given as needed in a hospital setting, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Pitressin)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a vasopressin overdose may include severe headache, drowsiness, weakness, pale skin, nausea, and stomach pain.
What should I avoid while receiving vasopressin (Pitressin)?
Avoid drinking alcohol during your treatment with vasopressin. Alcohol can make vasopressin less effective.
What other drugs will affect vasopressin (Pitressin)?
Before receiving vasopressin, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following 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 special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect vasopressin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication 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, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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