Brand Names : Pitressin, Pressyn
- Antidiuretic, central diabetes insipidus
- Diagnostic aid, diabetes insipidus
- Pituitary, posterior, hormone
Vasopressin (vay-soe-PRESS-in) is a hormone naturally produced by your
body. It is necessary to maintain good health. Lack of vasopressin causes
your body to lose too much water.
Vasopressin is used to control the frequent urination, increased thirst,
and loss of water associated with diabetes insipidus (water diabetes).
Vasopressin also may be used for other conditions as determined by your
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form:
Injection (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -
Generic name product may be available in the U.S.