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Desmopressin (Systemic)

Brand Names : DDAVP Rhinal Tube, DDAVP Tablets, Stimate Nasal Spray, DDAVP Spray, DDAVP Rhinyle Nasal Solution, Octostim, DDAVP Injection, DDAVP Nasal Spray

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Side Effects | Additional Information

  • Antidiuretic, central diabetes insipidus
  • antidiuretic, primary nocturnal enuresis
  • antihemorrhagic

Desmopressin (des-moe-PRES-in) is a hormone taken through the nose, by mouth, or given by injection to prevent or control the frequent urination, increased thirst, and loss of water associated with diabetes insipidus (water diabetes). It is used also to control bed-wetting and frequent urination and increased thirst associated with certain types of brain injuries or brain surgery. Desmopressin works by acting on the kidneys to reduce the flow of urine.

Desmopressin is also given by injection to treat some patients with certain bleeding problems such as hemophilia or von Willebrand's disease.

Desmopressin is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Nasal solution (U.S. and Canada)
  • Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
  • Injection (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • DDAVP Injection
  • DDAVP Nasal Spray
  • DDAVP Rhinal Tube
  • DDAVP Tablets
  • Stimate Nasal Spray

In Canada -

  • DDAVP Injection
  • DDAVP Spray
  • DDAVP Rhinyle Nasal Solution
  • DDAVP Tablets
  • Octostim

Generic name product may be available in the U.S.


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Desmopressin: Before Using

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