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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Desmopressin (Overview)

Desmopressin is a blood and coagulation agent.


Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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 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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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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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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