What should I know about Samsca before having it administered?

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Samsca should only be administered in a hospital. This is because your blood sodium levels will need to be monitored very closely. You should know that certain illnesses and several medications interact with this medication. If your blood sodium level is corrected too quickly, it may cause further health problems and, sometimes, this can be fatal.
If you have alcohol dependence or abuse, liver problems, very poor nutrition, very low blood sodium levels, or syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH), you may be at a greater risk for severe side effects if you take Samsca. Nonprescription medications may also interact negatively with Samsca and can cause further health problems.
Tell your doctor about any vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements you are taking before having Samsca administered. Talk to your doctor about all of your health problems and concerns before taking this medication, and tell your doctor if you've ever had an allergic reaction to Samsca or any of its ingredients. If you experience any unusual side effects while taking Samsca, contact your doctor immediately.
Samsca should not be used for longer than 30 days, because of the risk of injury to the liver. People with preexisting liver disease should not receive it.

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