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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

Dr. George Klauber
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Bedwetting (Definition)

Children that urinate involuntarily during the nighttime have bedwetting, this is something that 15% of children >5yo can still do. By 10yo 95% of children are dry at night. Less than 1% ...Read more


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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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Ddavp (desmopressin) suddenly stopped working for bedwetting?

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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For bedwetting, in an 8 yr old child, what is the max amount of ddavp (desmopressin) he can take each night?

For bedwetting, in an 8 yr old child, what is the max amount of ddavp (desmopressin) he can take each night?

Check with your doc: Usually start off with .2mg and can increase by increments of .2mg (to .4mg) and max .6mg at bedtime. ...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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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?

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 more

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

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 more

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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)?

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 more

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How to stop bedwetting ?

How to stop bedwetting ?

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 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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How to avoid bedwetting?

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 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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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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Are constipation & bed wetting related?

Are constipation & bed wetting related?

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

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Hello docs, is bed wetting a sign of stress?

Maybe: It can be if it is a new symptom. It could also be a bladder infection. If it is not new, then it is usually a delay in maturation of the nervous and urinary systems. Either way it can often be treated if you see the doctor. ...Read more

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Could overactive bladder lead to bed wetting?

Could overactive bladder lead to bed wetting?

Yes it could: The key here is making sure the diagnosis of oab is correct, and treating properly once so diagnosed. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for adult bed wetting?

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 more

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