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How safe is Desmopressin Acetate and does it work?

Hello, My 12 yr old has been wetting the bed now since he was 4 yrs old. We have tried a medication that was to "stretch his bladder" and it worked for about 10 days. The doctor now wants us to try "Desmopressin Acetate Nasal 0.01% solution"--one sp...
by Terry in Indiana, 01/04/2006

DESMOPRESSIN (Nasal) (Spray Drug and Prescription Information


DESMOPRESSIN (Nasal) (Spray Medication Classification

DESMOPRESSIN (Into the nose)

DESMOPRESSIN (Nasal) (Spray Brandname

DDAVP, Minirin, Stimate, DDAVP Rhinal Tube

DESMOPRESSIN (Nasal) (Spray is used for the Treatment

Desmopressin (des-moe-PRES-in) Prevents or controls thirst and frequent urination caused by diabetes insipidus and certain brain injuries. Also helps stop some types of bedwetting.

When To Not Use DESMOPRESSIN (Nasal) (Spray

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to desmopressin.

How Should You Use DESMOPRESSIN (Nasal) (Spray

Spray, Drop

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often.
  • Blow your nose before using. Never swallow this medicine.
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  • Rinse the tip of the nasal spray with hot water and dry with a clean tissue. The bottle contains enough medicine for 50 doses. Any liquid that is left in the bottle after 50 doses are taken should be thrown away.
  • The Rhinal Tube is a soft plastic tube with numbers (doses) marked on the side. Draw the drops into the tube until the liquid reaches the number of your dose. Put one end of the tube into your nose and the other end into your mouth. Blow gently until all the medicine has sprayed into your nose. Do not let any medicine run down through the tube into your mouth.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper DESMOPRESSIN (Nasal) (Spray Storage

Store DESMOPRESSIN (Nasal) (Spray at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep DESMOPRESSIN (Nasal) (Spray and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using DESMOPRESSIN (Nasal) (Spray

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You may need to limit the amount of fluids or water you drink each day. Check with your doctor.

DESMOPRESSIN (Nasal) (Spray Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking desmopressin if you have high blood pressure, heart problems, bleeding or clotting disorders, or have had heart bypass surgery.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.

DESMOPRESSIN (Nasal) (Spray Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe headache that does not go away
  • Swelling, fluid retention, swelling of the legs or ankles
  • Skin rash, trouble breathing, hives
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Irritation of the nose, nosebleeds, sore throat
  • Watery eyes
  • Upset stomach
  • Headache

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