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Samsca – Tolvaptan uses, dose and side effects

Samsca, which contains the active substance tolvaptan, belongs to a group of medicines called vasopressin antagonists. Vasopressin is a hormone that helps prevent fluid loss in the body by reducing the amount of urine. Antagonist means that the drug prevents vasopressin from retaining water in the body. This leads to a decrease in the amount of water in the body by increasing urine production, and as a result it raises the level or concentration of sodium in the blood.

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Jinarc – Tolvaptan uses, dose and side effects

Jinarc contains the active substance tolvaptan which blocks the effect of vasopressin , a hormone involved in the formation of cysts in the kidneys of patients with ADPKD. By blocking the effect of vasopressin, Jinarc slows the development of kidney cysts in patients with ADPKD, reduces the symptoms of the disease and causes more urine to form.

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