Brand: DDAVP Tablet
Generic: Desmopressin Acetate
DDAVP Tablet is a drug used in the treatment of central diabetes insipidus and of temporary polyuria (increased urination) and polydipsia (increased thirst) following head trauma or surgery in the pituitary region of the brain. This drug is also used to treat primary nocturnal enuresis (increased urination at night).
This drug is available as a tablet containing 0.1 mg or 0. 2 mg of desmopressin acetate.
You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication should be taken by mouth as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew the drug because it may diminish its effects. This medication should be taken with a full glass of water unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You should swallow the drug whole.
Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.
Ddavp Tablet may interact with medications such as:
- Narcotic pain relievers such as morphine
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen
- Psychiatric medicines such as chlorpromazine
- Drugs to treat seizures such as carbamazepine
- SSRI antidepressants such as sertraline
- Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline
- Diuretics such as furosemide
There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.
Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:
- Allergy to desmopressin
- Kidney disease
- A low level of sodium in the blood or hyponatremia
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease such as blocked blood vessels in the heart
- Conditions that may increase your risk of fluid or mineral imbalance such as cystic fibrosis and heart failure
- The urge to drink too much water without being thirsty
- Bleeding or clotting problems
- Pregnancy or lactation