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How can I wean off medication ddavp (desmopressin)?

How can I wean off medication ddavp (desmopressin)?

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

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

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

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

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Dose of desmopressin?

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DDAVP (desmopressin): Average dose is 0.1-0.8mg. Daily in divided doses. ...Read more

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Ddavp (desmopressin) =?

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 -- although nothing is as good as the body's own creation. Vasopressin controls blood osmolarity (volume of urine, volume of blood and fluid in the body). ...Read more

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What is ddavp (desmopression acetate)?

What is ddavp (desmopression acetate)?

Helps enuresis: Desmopressin (ddavp) is effective in temporarily stopping or reducing urine production. It is given for nocturnal enuresis in children and in diabetes insipidus, where too much urine is made. ...Read more

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What does desmopressin do?

Helps enuresis: Desmopressin (ddavp) is effective in temporarily stopping or reducing urine production. It is given for nocturnal enuresis in children and in diabetes insipidus, where too much urine is made. ...Read more

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How does ddavp (desmopressin) work?

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

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Can desmopressin have reverse effects?

Can desmopressin have reverse effects?

See below: Like any medication, desmopressin use for eg given for diabetes insipidus, or nocturnal enuresis can cause hyponatremia or low sodium and thrombosis, clotting in blood vessels. ...Read more

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Is there herbs out there to reverse the effects of ddavp (desmopressin)?

Is there herbs out there to reverse the effects of ddavp (desmopressin)?

No: And why would you want to reverse DDAVP (desmopressin) in the first place. You shouldn't be taking it unless a doctor ordered it for diabetes insipidus or other rare disorder. ...Read more

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Ddavp (desmopressin) ok with alcohol?

Ddavp (desmopressin) ok with alcohol?

No: Ddavp (desmopressin) is an anti diuretic while alcohol is a diuretic. You defeat the purpose of the DDAVP (desmopressin) when you drink. ...Read more

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Will ddavp (desmopressin) help me focus?

Will ddavp (desmopressin) help me focus?

NO: Ddavp (desmopressin) or vasopressin is a drug that mimics antidiuretic hormone, a chemical that rises during sleep to concentrate urine at night. It is used to treat bedwetting and a syndrome where ADH is lacking. ...Read more

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Can ddavp (desmopressin) help me focus better?

Probably not: Not really -- that is not its function or one of the side effects (that I am aware of). ...Read more

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Can desmopressin (ddavp) be taken with alcohol?

Can desmopressin (ddavp) be taken with alcohol?

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 desmopressing is trying to concentrate the urine to control volume of fluid and osmolarity. So these would compete with one another. ...Read more

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How can I use ddavp desmopressin when having a cold?

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 that matter). I routinely prescribe the pills; patients tend to prefer them. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for desmopressin to cure neurogenic disease?

No: Desmopressin is the drug form of a hormone called Vasopressin, secreted from the brain, and which works in the kidney to control fluid balance in the body. It has no value in terms of curing neurogenic disease. It's secretion can be affected by neurologic issues such as head trauma, brain tumor, or brain surgery, depending on the area of the brain affected. ...Read more

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Think my dr. Incorrectly diagnosed me with CDI when I actually have NDI since DDAVP (desmopressin) hasn't worked after increasing dose to 1 mg/night. What to do?

Think my dr. Incorrectly diagnosed me with CDI when I actually have NDI since DDAVP (desmopressin) hasn't worked after increasing dose to 1 mg/night. What to do?

Second opinion.: If you ever find yourself questioning a diagnosis given to you by one doctor, a second opinion with a local doctor or with one of us here on HealthTap would be a wise idea. ...Read more

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How does desmopressin cause nausea?

How does desmopressin cause nausea?

See below: It is not reported as a common side effect. If the dose is exceeded or depending on water intake, hyponatremia, low sodium level may result and cause nausea
consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Desmopressin acetate is useful in the treatment of?

Desmopressin acetate is useful in the treatment of?

Diabetes: Insipidus, which is a lack of ADH (vasopressin) hormone. It's also of use in treating a rare genetic bleeding disorder, as a stimulator for certain hormonal testing, and other uncommon uses.. ...Read more

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Can ddavp (desmopressin) cause frequent daytime urination?

Can ddavp (desmopressin) cause frequent daytime urination?

Usually the opposite: The medication concentrates urine -- so in theory you would not be going to urinate as frequently. ...Read more

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Ddavp (desmopressin) suddenly stopped working for bedwetting?

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

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How long does it take to get ddavp (desmopressin) for bedwetting out of a child's system?

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 within 6 to 8 hours after administration. ...Read more

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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

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Can partial central diabaetes insipidus go away or improve? Used to need ddavp (desmopressin) to control. Eventually urine started to concentrate without it. Source

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

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What's the von willebrand's ddavp (desmopressin) test?

Stimulaton test: Patients with type 1 VWD less vw factor than normal people. However, they store vwf normally in the cells that line their blood vessels. This can be released into the blood by certain drugs; one of these is ddavp (desmopressin). In a DDAVP (desmopressin) challenge the vwf level is measured, a dose of DDAVP (desmopressin) is given, and the level measured again to see if it goes up significantly. If so, DDAVP (desmopressin) can be used to control bleeding. ...Read more

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What's the difference between vasopressin vs desmopressin?

What's the difference between vasopressin vs desmopressin?

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 -- although nothing is as good as the body's own creation. ...Read more

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What's the main difference between vasopressin and desmopressin?

Modified amino acids: Vasopressin is a naturally occuring peptide hormone - a chain of Amino Acids linked together. Desmopressin is a synthetic peptide with substitution of two different Amino Acids (cystine at the 1 position is changed to a deaminated form; and the arginine at the 8 position is the d form instead of the l form used in all naturally occuring peptides and proteins). ...Read more

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What would be the side effects of mixing apo-desmopressin tablets and alcohol?

What would be the side effects of mixing apo-desmopressin tablets and alcohol?

Competing: Hi. Alcohol and apo-desmopressin have competing effects. Alcohol promotes diuresis and desmopressin is an anti-diuretic. Drink responsibly. Happy holidays. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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