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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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For bedwetting, what do you think about using the nasal spray desmopressin acetate?

For bedwetting,  what do you think about using the nasal spray desmopressin acetate?

Helpful but...: Desmopression nasal spray was used in the past but has been replaced with oral pills because of side effect of lowering blood sodium level. ...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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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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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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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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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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