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Desmopressin

Desmopressin Information

Desmopressin Benefits & Uses

Desmopressin is used to treat the following -

Desmopressin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Desmopressin

Desmopressin

Desmopressin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Desmopressin is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Stomach ache Mild
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)
  5. Drowsiness
  6. Hypertension
  7. Tachycardia
  8. Abdominal cramp
  9. Rhinitis

Desmopressin Related Warnings

Is the use of Desmopressin safe for pregnant women?

Side effects of Desmopressin during pregnancy are not known because scientific research on this topic hasn't been done.

Unknown

Is the use of Desmopressin safe during breastfeeding?

No research work has been carried out till date on effect of Desmopressin on breastfeeding women. So it is not known whether taking Desmopressin will cause side effects or not.

Unknown

What is the effect of Desmopressin on the Kidneys?

Desmopressin is completely safe for kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Desmopressin on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Desmopressin on the liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Desmopressin on the Heart?

The heart can be affected by Desmopressin. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart the medicine only after medical advice.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Desmopressin with Other Drugs

Desmopressin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Desmopressin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Desmopressin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Hemophilia A
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Infections
  4. Heart Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Desmopressin

Is this Desmopressin habit forming or addictive?

Desmopressin does not cause addiction.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Desmopressin since it does not cause drowsiness.

Safe

Is it safe?

Desmopressin is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Desmopressin in mental disorders is not effective.

No

Desmopressin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Desmopressin

Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Desmopressin, due to a lack of research on this.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Desmopressin

It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Desmopressin and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

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  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 596-597
  3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Ddavp® (desmopressin acetate)
  4. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Noctiva™ (desmopressin acetate)
  5. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Nocdurna® (desmopressin acetate)
  6. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Stimate® (desmopressin acetate)