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Introduction

Expert Advice

Indications:

This medication is indicated in patients with diabetes insipidus (water diabetes) or certain kinds of head injury or brain surgery, the body does not make enough vasopressin (water retaining hormone). This medication is also used to control increased thirst, prevents dehydration, and nighttime bedwetting in children.

Contraindications:

This medication is contraindicated in patients with low sodium levels in blood, high blood pressure, heart problems, kidney impairment and cystic fibrosis (disease with increased mucus density).

Precautions:

The patient taking this medication must be cautious in cases of allergies to this medication, kidney disease, high blood pressure, heart problems, increased thirst without being thirsty, and hyponatremia (low sodium in blood).

Side effects:

The patient taking this medication might experience headache, nausea, upset stomach or flushing of the face.

Pregnancy:

No definitive data regarding pregnant or lactating females is available, therefore, be cautious. Please refer to your healthcare provider for a risk/benefit assessment.

Lactation:

The effects of this medication is undetermined in nursing females. Consult your healthcare provider for further details.

Primary Uses

Diabetes, hemophilia A, Von Willebrand disease

Indications

This medication is indicated in patients with diabetes insipidus (water diabetes) or certain kinds of head injury or brain surgery, the body does not make enough vasopressin (water retaining hormone). This medication is also used to control increased thirst, prevents dehydration, and nighttime bedwetting in children.

Side Effects

The patient taking this medication might experience headache, nausea, upset stomach or flushing of the face.

Warnings

Pregnancy

No definitive data regarding pregnant females is available, therefore, be cautious. Please refer to your healthcare provider for a risk/benefit assessment.

Lactation

The effects of this medication is undetermined in nursing females. Consult your healthcare provider for further details.

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Precautions

The patient taking this medication must be cautious in cases of allergies to this medication, kidney disease, high blood pressure, heart problems, increased thirst without being thirsty, and hyponatremia (low sodium in blood).

Contraindications

This medication is contraindicated in patients with low sodium levels in blood, high blood pressure, heart problems, kidney impairment and cystic fibrosis (disease with increased mucus density).

FAQS

What are the uses of Desmopressin?

This medication is used for controlling the amount of urine the kidneys produce. Normally, this is done by a substance known as ‘vasopressin’ naturally present in the body. In some conditions such as diabetes insipidus, head injury, or brain surgery, the body may produce lesser amount of vasopressin, adversely affecting the amount of urine produced. Desmopressin is produced synthetically to regulate the amount of urine produced.

How to store Desmopressin?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (20-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Will I see instant results?

It may take some time for the medicine to work effectively. Use it regularly and as prescribed by your healthcare provider for the best results.

What are the precautions for taking Desmopressin?

Following are the precautions for use of this medicine: • Do not use or discontinue this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine • Children are more sensitive to the side effects of this medicine • Limit use of alcohol

Does Desmopressin have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?

This medicine can be used by pregnant women. The effects of this medicine in lactating females are unknown. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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