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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Desmopressin (Overview)

Desmopressin is a blood and coagulation agent.


Dr. Tanya Russo
40 doctors shared insights

Desmopressin (Overview)

Desmopressin is a blood and coagulation agent.


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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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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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Is ddavp nasal spray safe for use everyday for bedwetting?

Is ddavp nasal spray safe for use everyday for bedwetting?

Yes: Ddavp (desmopressin) is the most commonly prescribed medication for bed wetting. It is safe as long as fluids are restricted to prevent water intoxication. However, medication for bed wetting is not a cure, it is a means of controlling the problem. The best means of treating is with a bedwetting alarm system which is 100% safe and can effect a cure iin >80% of children who are able to awaken with the alarm. ...Read more

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

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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Diabetes insipidus. May end up on desmopressin as hctz/indomethacin didn't work. How much should I expect to pay (no insurance)?

Diabetes insipidus.  May end up on desmopressin as hctz/indomethacin didn't work.  How much should I expect to pay (no insurance)?

Diabetes Insipidus: Des oppression is available as a branded or generic formulation, nasal spray, or vial. Tablets cost from $1.30 to $1.50 each. A 5ml spray is $100-150. Depending on the severity of the di, no medication is needed, or small doses can be prescribed. Primary polydipsia is generally not treated with desmopressin. ...Read more

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How many times desmopressin should be taken for an urine incontinence patient? And at what time?

Used for bedwetting: Desmopressin can be effective to treat bedwetting because it acts on kidneys to reabsorb some of the filtered urine resulting in less urine urine production. Should be taken at night up to total of 0.6mg ( 1 - 3 0.2mg tablets) & only once/24 hours. Of no use for daytime incontinence which requires a different type of medication. ...Read more

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Dose of desmopressin?

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

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