Vasopressin (By injection)
Raises blood pressure in patients with vasodilatory shock.
Vasopressin Novaplus, VasostrictThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to vasopressin or chlorobutanol.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin, into a muscle, or into a vein.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Some medicines can affect how vasopressin works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:
- Chlorpropamide, clozapine, cyclophosphamide, demeclocycline, enalapril, felbamate, foscarnet, furosemide, haloperidol, ifosfamide, indomethacin, lithium, methyldopa, pentamidine, vincristine
- Tricyclic (TCA) medicine for depression
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart problems, or blood vessel disease.
- This medicine may cause the following problems:
- Worsening of heart problems
- Reversible diabetes insipidus
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Chest pain that may spread, trouble breathing, nausea, unusual sweating, fainting
- Confusion, weakness, and muscle twitching
- Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeat
- Increase in how much or how often you urinate, dizziness, irritability, restlessness, seizures, swelling of the feet or lower legs
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 6/2/2022
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