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DDAVP


Product Details
Generic Name: Desmopressin
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Brand Name: DDAVP
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Introduction
DDAVP is a synthetic analogue of vasopressin, which has been used to treat von Willebrand infections and other bleeding disorders. It belongs to the class of drugs known as antidiuretics and is hormone orally administered to control bedwetting or excessive urination during the night. DDAVP is also used to treat central diabetes insipidus, a condition where kidneys aren’t able to preserve water due to lack of antidiuretic hormone. This condition causes frequent urination and thirst and the medication works by acting on kidneys to reduce urine amount. It usually starts to work within an hour and lasts for around 7 to 9 hours. You should not use this medicine, if you are allergic to it or ever had hyponatremia; have severe kidney infection, cystic fibrosis, coronary artery disease, low or high blood pressure, electrolyte imbalance or congestive heart failure.
Doses of DDAVP
  • Use DDAVP exactly as prescribed by your doctor; however don’t take it large amounts or for longer than recommended.
  • It is essential to reduce the intake of water and other liquids, while using this medicine, as drinking too much of water can cause your body to lose sodium that might lead to life threatening, severe electrolyte imbalance.
  • Liquid restriction is particularly important in adolescents and children while using DDAVP, so follow the instructions of your doctor about the amount and kind of fluids you should drink.
  • To ensure, this medicine isn’t causing any harmful effects and is helping your situation, your blood might need to be tested often.
  • Take the missed dose once you remember; don’t take additional dose for making up the missed one.