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Dr. Harold Tsai
29 years experience in Urology
Enuresis: Used in children who suffer from nocturnal enuresis.

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Depends: Depends upon why you're taking it and which route of administration. Different people have different severities of di, and some people are more resist ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Manmade v. natural: Vasopressin is the human produced hormone, while the long-acting synthetic analogue of this is desmopressin. But they have very similar effects -- alt ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
40 years experience in Urology
Helps enuresis: Desmopressin (ddavp) is effective in temporarily stopping or reducing urine production. It is given for nocturnal enuresis in children and in diabetes ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Ddavp (desmopressin) is an anti diuretic while alcohol is a diuretic. You defeat the purpose of the DDAVP (desmopressin) when you drink.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
40 years experience in Urology
Helps enuresis: Desmopressin (ddavp) is effective in temporarily stopping or reducing urine production. It is given for nocturnal enuresis in children and in diabetes ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Reduce urine amount: It is a synthetic anti-diuretic hormone. Acts on the kidney to reabsorb more filtered water so that less urine is produced. Idea being that the bladde ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: It is very safe.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Usually the opposite: The medication concentrates urine -- so in theory you would not be going to urinate as frequently.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
No: While it is possible it can be taken, the effects of medications should not ever be potentially altered by alcohol. Alcohol is a diuretic, and desmopr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Why?: Why are you on DDAVP (desmopressin) and why do you want to wean off it? I only treat diabetes insipidus (not the other uses - enuresis and von Willebr ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Psychiatrist: Hopefully he is seeing an experienced pediatric psychiatrist. If not please do this asap. May need very long term therapy. This requires a sensitive ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Pills: Hi. Are you using DDAVP nasal spray? If so, you can take DDAVP pills while you have a runny or congested nose (and when you're feeling fine too, for t ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes it is very safe: However many children find it difficult to squeeze the spray container and sniff at the same time. Some prefer to take DDAVP (desmopressin) tablets. T ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience in Cardiology
Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Like tylenol (acetaminophen) & fever: The nasal spray is an effective short term solution for about 50-60% of kids to a long term problem. As soon as it stops the problem returns & no pro ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience in Cardiology
Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Follow MD advice : You already have kidney problems and should be monitored by a kidney specialist. Follow their advice closely rather then trying to treat yourself. Wha ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes. It is an fda approved drug for eds (excessive daytime sleepiness). But i would try to determine why there is eds in the first place. A sleep stud ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Doesn't seem to: Hormone therapy seems to have little or no effect on cognitive function. Estrogen + progestin or estrogen alone are not recommended for women at any a ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: There is a test called water deprivation test which is the gold standard for testing but pt's have to be monitored closely. Therefore, sometimes we ma ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
33 years experience in Cardiology
No: Metoprolol is a beta-blocker medication (these medicines end in -olol). They block the effects of adrenaline. They are not diuretics however sometimes ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience in Urogynecology
Yes: In small doses.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Best to treat cause: It's best to treat the cause of the nasal congestion (allergies, sinus infection, etc.) but for symptomatic relief of the congestion i suggest a stero ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Nocturia: Hi. How many times do you get up to pee on an average night? Diabetes insipidus (poor ADH (vasopressin) production or function) is a very uncommon cau ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience in Gynecology
IC: Yes it does. Having said that, you need to do some diet modification and you may need to be carefully evaluated to rule out other painful conditions t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
40 years experience in Urology
Headache: Serious side effects are low sodium (hyponatremia), water intoxication, seizures, anaphylaxis, thrombosis. Flushing, headache, rhinitis, nausea, abdom ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lowry
Specializes in Pediatrics
Hours: Ddavp (desmopressin) is a fast acting medication. It must be given each night to see an effect on bed wetting. Its effect is usually completely gone ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
DESMOPRESSIN: Desmopressin or DDAVP (desmopressin) is only appropriate for treatment of enuresis (bedwetting) and is not used to treat other types of incontinence. ... Read More
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