What is desmopressin used to treat?
Desmopressin is used to control the symptoms of a certain type of diabetes insipidus (‘water diabetes’; condition in which the body produces an abnormally large amount of urine).
What are side effects of desmopressin?
Common side effects of DDAVP include:
- upset stomach or stomach pain,
- diarrhea, or.
- flushing of the face (warmth, redness, tingly feeling).
How does desmopressin work in the body?
Desmopressin works by reducing the amount of urine produced in the body at night by the kidneys. This means that the bladder then fills with less urine during the night. Desmopressin is usually taken at bedtime.
What happens if you take too much desmopressin?
If you take too much desmopressin or drink too much fluid while taking it, it can cause your body to retain too much water. This can result in: headaches. dizziness.
Is desmopressin a controlled substance?
Desmopressin 0.1 mg is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Is desmopressin bad for kidneys?
You should not use desmopressin if you have severe kidney disease or hyponatremia (low sodium levels in your body).
Can desmopressin cause kidney problems?
However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related kidney problems, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving desmopressin.
Does desmopressin make you gain weight?
Desmopressin side effects flushing (sudden warmth, redness, or tingly feeling); swelling, weight gain; a seizure; weak or shallow breathing; or.
Can I drink water after taking desmopressin?
Limit your intake of water and other fluids while you are using desmopressin. Drinking too much water may lead to a serious, life-threatening electrolyte imbalance. Fluid restriction is especially important in children and older adults using desmopressin.
What happens if you drink after taking desmopressin?
Use the medicine exactly as directed. Limit your intake of water and other fluids while you are using desmopressin. Drinking too much water may lead to a serious, life-threatening electrolyte imbalance. Fluid restriction is especially important in children and older adults using desmopressin.