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Does desmopressin (the bedwetting medication) help diminish bedwetting or stops it all together?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Neither: The medication actually decreases urine production by mimicing a natural hormone we make to help us hold on to water when we are not drinking much. Once the medication exits the body, the effect is gone and you make as much pee as you would normally.By cutting down on night urine production it helps some kids stay dry through the night.It doesn't cure anything.

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