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I need to know if I should take pitressin (vasopressin)?

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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology
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In brief: Depends on Diagnosis

Pitressin, or vasopressin, is a potent man-made form of a hormone called "anti-diuretic hormone" that is normally secreted by the pituitary gland.
In the body, vasopressin acts on the kidneys and blood vessels. It is rarely used except in diabetes insipidus, or during some surgical procedures. There are many contraindications to its use so you should discuss this with your physician in detail.

In brief: Depends on Diagnosis

Pitressin, or vasopressin, is a potent man-made form of a hormone called "anti-diuretic hormone" that is normally secreted by the pituitary gland.
In the body, vasopressin acts on the kidneys and blood vessels. It is rarely used except in diabetes insipidus, or during some surgical procedures. There are many contraindications to its use so you should discuss this with your physician in detail.
Dr. Carolyn Quist
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