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Buy Desmopressin

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Description

Synthetic structural analog of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone or ADH); more potent and much longer acting than vasopressin; many dosage forms including oral, injectable, sublingual, and intranasal forms
Used for the treatment of central diabetes insipidus, primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE), spontaneous bleeding or trauma-induced hemorrhage, bleeding prophylaxis (e.g., surgical bleeding), hemophilia A or mild to moderate von Willebrand's disease, and nocturia due to nocturnal polyuria in adults
The intranasal formulation is no longer indicated to treat PNE secondary to reports of hyponatremic-related seizures sometimes resulting in death

Dosage

Central Diabetes Insipidus: The dosage of DDAVP (desmopressin acetate tablets) Tablets must be determined for each individual patient and adjusted according to the diurnal pattern of response. Response should be estimated by two parameters: adequate duration of sleep and adequate, not excessive, water turnover. Patients previously on intranasal DDAVP (desmopressin acetate tablets) therapy should begin tablet therapy twelve hours after the last intranasal dose. During the initial dose titration period, patients should be observed closely and appropriate safety parameters measured to assure adequate response. Patients should be monitored at regular intervals during the course of DDAVP (desmopressin acetate tablets) Tablet therapy to assure adequate antidiuretic response. Modifications in dosage regimen should be implemented as necessary to assure adequate water turnover. Fluid restriction should be observed.

How should I use this medication?

For diabetes insipidus: The usual recommended dose for adults is 10 µg to 40 µg daily. The usual recommended dose for children 3 months to 12 years of age is 5 µg to 30 µg daily. The dose may be given as a single dose or divided into 2 or 3 doses. The lowest effective dosage should be used. Do not drink any fluids for at least 1 hour before taking desmopressin and for 8 hours after using desmopressin.

Follow the instructions in the package insert on how to use medication. This medication should not be sniffed or inhaled; it works by being absorbed through the nose. To ensure the best absorption of the medication, place a finger on the outside of the nostril you just sprayed to close it for 10 seconds. During this time, breathe through the unsprayed nostril or through your mouth. If you are unsure of how to administer the medication, talk to your pharmacist.

What side effects are possible with this medication?

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.

  • headache
  • flushing or redness of skin
  • nasal discomfort
  • nosebleeds
  • stomach pain
  • stuffy nose
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