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Uses of Vasopressin
Vasopressin is used in the treatment of:
- Esophageal and Gastric Varices
- Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
- Tachycardia, Ventricular
- Ventricular Fibrillation
Vasopressin is used in the prevention of:
- Postoperative Complications
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Vasopressin Brand Names
Vasopressin may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Vasopressin Drug Class
Vasopressin is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Vasopressindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Vasopressin and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Vasopressin falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Vasopressin should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Vasopressin should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Take vasopressin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Vasopressin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Vasopressin is available in the following doses:
- Vasopressin 20 Units/ml Injectable Solution
Forms of Medication
Vasopressin is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution
- Injectable Suspension