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DDAVP
DESMOPRESSIN - NASAL SPRAY 0.1MG/ML

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

DESMOPRESSIN - NASAL SPRAY 0.1MG/ML

(dess-mow-PRESS-in)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): DDAVP

Uses

This medication is used to treat diabetes insipidus or in surgery, injury, or other conditions where reduced urination is necessary. In children, this medication is used to control bed-wetting.

How To Use

This medication is used in the nose as a nasal spray. The usual dose is from 1 to 4 sprays daily and depends on your condition and response to this medication. Patient instructions are provided with the product. Make sure you understand how to use the medication properly. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not use it more frequently without your doctor's approval. Limit drinking of water or other fluids while using this medication.

Side Effects

This medication may cause headache, runny nose, nausea, stomach ache or flushing of the face. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop stomach cramps. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Before you use desmopressin, tell your doctor your medical history including: high blood pressure, heart disease, breathing problems (upper respiratory tract), nasal congestion, any allergies you may have. Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the side effects of the drug, especially fluid/sodium imbalances in the blood. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this drug. It is not known if desmopressin nasal spray is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially: carbamazepine, chlorpropamide, demeclocycline, water pills (diuretics), drugs that increase blood pressure (e.g., dopamine, epinephrine, ephedrine), alcohol. Alcohol interferes with the action of desmopressin by increasing urination. Tell your doctor if you drink any alcohol as well as how much you drink. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Notes

Laboratory tests may be done to monitor your progress. In addition, the amount of fluid you drink may be monitored. Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose and use 1 dose daily, use as soon as remembered unless you do not remember until the next day. If that is the case, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. If you use more than 1 dose daily, use as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose; if so, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at controlled room temperature, 68 to 77 degrees F, (20 to 25 degrees C) away from moisture and light. Do not store in the bathroom.

Medical Alert

Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).