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What are the stimated probabilities in percent to infect a person with hsv-2 having unprotected sex if I am hsv-2 positive(have the disease)?

What are the stimated probabilities in percent to infect a person with hsv-2 having unprotected sex if I am hsv-2 positive(have the disease)?

Wrong question : Even if the probability in % was 1%, there is still a chance to infect your partner. Hsv sheds even without active outbreak. Suggest educating yourself and your partner, use protection (will minimize but not prevent), and suppressive therapy with daily valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Desmopressin (Definition)

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How can I wean off medication ddavp (desmopressin)?

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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Does desmopressin (the bedwetting medication) help diminish bedwetting or stops it all together?

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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Dose of desmopressin?

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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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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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Can ddavp (desmopressin) help me focus better?

Probably not: Not really -- that is not its function or one of the side effects (that I am aware of). ...Read more

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Can desmopressin (ddavp) be taken with alcohol?

Can desmopressin (ddavp) be taken with alcohol?

No: While it is possible it can be taken, the effects of medications should not ever be potentially altered by alcohol. Alcohol is a diuretic, and desmopressing is trying to concentrate the urine to control volume of fluid and osmolarity. So these would compete with one another. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible for desmopressin to cure neurogenic disease?

No: Desmopressin is the drug form of a hormone called Vasopressin, secreted from the brain, and which works in the kidney to control fluid balance in the body. It has no value in terms of curing neurogenic disease. It's secretion can be affected by neurologic issues such as head trauma, brain tumor, or brain surgery, depending on the area of the brain affected. ...Read more

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Think my dr. incorrectly diagnosed me with CDI when I actually have NDI since DDAVP (desmopressin) hasn't worked after increasing dose to 1 mg/night. What to do?

Think my dr. incorrectly diagnosed me with CDI when I actually have NDI since DDAVP (desmopressin) hasn't worked after increasing dose to 1 mg/night. What to do?

Second opinion.: If you ever find yourself questioning a diagnosis given to you by one doctor, a second opinion with a local doctor or with one of us here on HealthTap would be a wise idea. ...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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