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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
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
For bedwetting, in an 8 yr old child, what is the max amount of ddavp (desmopressin) he can take each night?
I wet the bed as a kid. Took DDAVP (desmopressin) through high school, stopped @ 18. Started bed wetting again at 22. Stopped &29. Now 33 & bed wetting again. Help?!
Wetting the bed: you need to see your doctor. You could have a urinary tract infection. You also might need urodynamic studies to determine the etiology. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 8 diagnosed with ADHD and on meds. He is having bed wetting issues and taking desmopressin .2mg 3 tablets nightly still no luck! suggestions?
Several: Alternatives include Imipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant given before bed. Been used for decades. Also there are alarm pads that signal if even a drop of urine is passed. Make sure to limit fluids after dinner. Make sure he goes to the bathroom before bed. You might consider getting him up to use the bathroom before you go to bed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Like tylenol (acetaminophen) & fever: The nasal spray is an effective short term solution for about 50-60% of kids to a long term problem. As soon as it stops the problem returns & no progress has been made. It can get some kids through a sleepover weekend or other social function. Long term help comes with a coordinated program through your pediatricians office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 yr old boy. Bedwetting, periodic night terrors, deep sleeper. Catheterized as toddler in er. On 1/2-1 ddavp (desmopressin) .2 nightly for 2 mos. What is next step to help him? Long trm effects of ddavp (desmopressin)?
Nocturnal enuresis: Sounds like enuresis is nocturnal only. Is he a dysfunctional voider? Is he constipated? You should consult with a pediatric urologist. Somtimes anti-cholinergic agents help. Ddavp used long term really have not much effect. It is a hormone secreted naturally by kidneys to concentrate urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very difficult: Bedwetting (enuresis) indicates that the control mechanisms of the automatic (autonomic) nervous system are irritable. This can be induced easily by poor diet, particularly the intake of sugar. Voluntary control comes with normal maturation (i.e. Growing up) and that demands good body/brain chemistry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alarms, timed voids: Bed wetting is a common problem that almost always resolves. There are options such as alarm systems and timed voiding which can be tried at home. For occasions such as a sleepover when a patient may need to guarantee they will stay dry, there is a medication that can be used. Your doctor can help assess for medical causes of bed wetting and give advice on using the other options mentioned here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possibly: The rectum is posterior to the bladder. Stool in the lower intestine, or rectum, can push against the bladder and reduce its capacity to hold urine. In recent study, four out of five demonstrated stool burden consistent with constipation. Many times constipation not apparent. Urinary tract infections in children are also similarly related to constipation. ...Read more
Yes there is: Primary enuresis is wetting from birth, secondary develops after an appreciable period of dryness. Both treatable, but, need to consult urologist who will take a detailed history & question about possible infections or neurologic issues. Then examination & urinalysis. Some testing or studies may be required. Then ?Medication to reduce urine production or enlarge bladder capacity. Surgery unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer