DesmopressinDesmopressin

Desmopressin Acetate Nasal spray, solution

What is this medicine?

DESMOPRESSIN (des moe PRESS in) is a man made hormone. It helps to control urination and thirst. This medicine is used to treat central diabetes insipidus. It is used in patients after a head injury or some surgeries. This medicine is also used to treat or prevent bleeding in patients with Hemophilia A and von Willebrand's Disease.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • blood clot in the past

  • congestion, injury, swelling of the nose

  • cystic fibrosis

  • heart disease

  • high blood pressure

  • kidney disease

  • low levels of sodium in the blood

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to desmopressin, vasopressin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for use in the nose. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Make sure that you are using your nose spray correctly. Ask you doctor or health care provider if you have any questions.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose and it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • alcohol

  • demeclocycline

  • medicines for asthma, breathing problems, and colds

  • medicines for low blood pressure

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. You may need to get some lab tests done while taking this medicine.

Talk with your doctor about how many glasses of fluid you need to drink a day. Too much or not enough water can cause harm.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • change in blood pressure

  • chest pain, tightness

  • difficulty breathing

  • fast heart rate

  • infection

  • retaining water

  • seizure

  • sudden weight gain

  • unusual bleeding, bruising

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • cough, sore throat

  • flushing, reddening of the skin

  • headache

  • nausea, vomiting

  • nosebleed

  • runny or stuffy nose

  • stomach cramps

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

DDAVP Brand Nasal Spray: Store at room temperature, between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Store bottle in upright position.

Stimate Brand Nasal Spray: Store in the refrigerator, between 4 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). When traveling, you can store at room temperature, 22 degrees C (72 degrees F) for up to 3 weeks.

Keep track of the number of doses that you use. Throw away the bottle when you have used the number of doses on the bottle label. Do not transfer any medicine into another bottle. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


Desmopressin Acetate Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

DESMOPRESSIN (des moe PRESS in) is a man made form of the hormone vasopressin. It helps to reduce frequent urination and excessive thirst. This medicine is used to treat central diabetes insipidus and bed wetting. It is also used in patients after a head injury or certain brain surgeries.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • cystic fibrosis

  • heart disease

  • high blood pressure

  • kidney disease

  • low levels of sodium in the blood

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to desmopressin, vasopressin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 4 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • alcohol

  • demeclocycline

  • medicines for asthma, breathing problems, or colds

  • medicines for low blood pressure

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups.

Talk with your doctor about how many glasses of water or other fluids you need to drink a day. Only drink enough fluid to satisfy your thirst or as directed. Too much or not enough water can cause harm.

Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor if you get sick and cannot eat or drink as you normally do.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • change in blood pressure

  • chest pain, tightness

  • confusion

  • difficulty breathing

  • fast heart rate

  • retaining water

  • seizure

  • sudden weight gain

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • flushing, reddening of the skin

  • headache

  • nausea, vomiting

  • stomach cramps

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Protect from high heat and bright light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


Desmopressin Acetate Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

DESMOPRESSIN (des moe PRESS in) is a man made hormone. It is used to treat or prevent bleeding in patients with Hemophilia A and von Willebrand's Disease. This medicine is also used to reduce urine production in patients with diabetes insipidus.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • blood clot in the past

  • cystic fibrosis

  • heart disease

  • high blood pressure

  • kidney disease

  • low levels of sodium in the blood

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to desmopressin, vasopressin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is infused into a vein or injected under the skin. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

If you use this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose and it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • alcohol

  • demeclocycline

  • medicines for asthma, breathing problems, colds

  • medicines for low blood pressure

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. You will need to have blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

Talk with your doctor about how many glasses of fluid you need to drink a day. Only drink enough fluid to satisfy your thirst or as directed. Too much or not enough water can cause harm.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • change in blood pressure

  • chest pain, tightness

  • confusion

  • difficulty breathing

  • fast heart rate

  • retaining water

  • seizure

  • sudden weight gain

  • unusual bleeding, bruising

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • flushing, reddening of the skin

  • headache

  • nausea, vomiting

  • pain, redness where injected

  • stomach cramps

  • vaginal area pain

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

You will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.


 
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