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Ddavp Allergy In Children
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 bladder will be able to accomodate a smaller urine volume produced and not reach a threshold where nervous system feels it has to expell urine, whilst subject is sleeping, and result in control of bedwetting. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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 Willebrand's disease). I'm guessing DI. Why would you want to stop the drug? If you have DI and a normal thirst mechanism with ad lib access to water, you'll survive, but your quality of life will suck. I hate making assumptions though. ...Read more
Happens to some: Increasing the dose may help, unless your child or you, if you are the patient, are taking what I have found to be a maximal effective dose of 0.6mg (3 x 0, 2mg tabs). An other approach is to try a bed wetting is to use a bedwetting alarm in combination ddavp, (desmopressin) then try and taper DDAVP (desmopressin) after at least 14 consecutive dry nights have been achieved. Good luck. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yrs ago dxd w/partial diabetesinsipidus-12hr inhosph20depriv test.Tx:ddavp daily helped.Yrs later, di slowly resolved!now diagnosis w/ lupus/sjogrens.Related?
Very possible: The fact that both conditions are rare makes your question a very decent one. Idiopathic diabetes insipidus may well be associated with autoantibodies i.e. Autoimmunity. Lupus is well known to be an autoimmune disease. Therefore, there seems to be a relation, albeit not well defined one. ...Read more
Can partial central diabaetes insipidus go away or improve? Used to need ddavp (desmopressin) to control. Eventually urine started to concentrate without it.
Diabetes insipidus: If it does happen I must confess I cannot recall I have that happening. Hopefully you have done well without for a while. That said, please bring this to the attention of your doctor who will take your history, examine you, and order labs. ...Read more