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Desmopressin Nasal

Desmopressin is a synthetic hormone that is used to reduce excess urine production in humans.
Desmopressin Nasal

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What are Desmopressin nasal spray uses? 

This medicine is mainly used for treating nighttime bed-wetting, central diabetes insipidus, increased urination as well as thirst which is caused due to head trauma or head surgery.    

Desmopressin is considered as a man-made form of a hormone which takes places naturally in your pituitary gland and also regulates how your body uses the water.   

Desmopressin nasal spray effectively controls the amount of urine that your kidney makes. The amount of urine which is made by you is controlled by a certain substance in the body known as vasopressin. People who suffer from water diabetes or certain kinds of head injury or brain surgery are not able to make vasopressin enough.  

So for them, this medication is very effective as it helps in replacing a low level of vasopressin. Desmopressin spray is very good at controlling the increased thirst, too much urination as well as prevents dehydration.  

Desmopressin generic drug is available in the brand name of DDAVP. You can easily buy Desmopressin nasal spray and Minirin spray online from our Pillsfind pharmacy at a reasonable price.  

Minirin nasal spray is considered as the synthetic forms of the hormone vasopressin which assists in the conservation of water in your body.  

What is the dosage of this medicine? 

It is very important for you to strictly follow the directions of your doctors in order to get the most benefit from this medicine. There are chances that your doctor might perform some blood tests in order to ensure that you are not suffering from any conditions that prevent you from using DDAVP nasal spray safely.  

Follow all the directions that are mentioned on your prescription label and carefully read all the medication guides or instruction sheets. You need to use the medication exactly in the same manner as prescribed by your doctor.  

When you are using DDAVP, you also need to limit your intake of water as well as other fluids. If you are drinking too much water then remember that it can cause you severe as well as life-threatening electrolyte imbalance.   

The restriction of fluid is mainly very essential in children and older adults who are using Desmopressin acetate nasal spray. So listen to your doctor’s instructions about the type as well as the amount of liquids that you need to take.  

This medication needs to be given through the nose and mainly one to three times a day or as prescribed by your doctor. Always make use of the marked tubed which is provided with your medication. Strictly place your recommended dose into the tube.  

As directed by your doctor, deliver the solution into your nose. After every use, you need to wash the tube with water and store it when it completely dries.  

In case your doctor tells you to switch from desmopressin nasal spray to desmopressin tablets then you need to wait for at least 12 hours after you have taken your last nasal dose and then take your first tablet.  

Before going to bedtime, you need to take your sublingual tablet one hour before. Just place the tablet under your tongue and let it dissolve. Before going to bed, you also need to empty your bladder.  

When you are on DDAVP spray medication then make sure that your blood pressure is checked regularly and you also have frequent blood tests as recommended by your doctor.  

The dosage of this medication is completely based upon your medical condition as well as response to the treatment. You should never use this medicine more or often than recommended by your doctor. If you want to get the most benefit from this medicine then it is important for you to use it regularly. You can use DDAVP at the same time each day so that you remember taking it.  

If you see that your condition does not improves or gets worse or stops working well then consult your doctor immediately.  

Make sure that you always store Desmopressin nasal spray at room temperature right away from direct light, moisture and heat. You need to store Nocdurna tablets in their foil blister pack only and when you are completely ready to take it just remove a tablet.

What if you miss a dose? 

The moment you remember just take the medicine. But if it’s time for your next dose then you need to skip the missed dose. Remember that two doses should be taken at the same time.   

What all you need to avoid while you are on this medication? 

When you are suffering from nighttime bed-wetting and taking medicine to treat it then ensure that you avoid the intake of anything within one hour before your bedtime dose of DDAVP spray. Avoid drinking anything until the next morning or for at least eight hours after you have taken this medicine. 

You also need to avoid the intake of energy drinks, coffee, cola, tea as well as other sources of caffeine before you go to bed. The most important thing you need to do is avoid the intake of alcohol before your bedtime.   

Can you take this medication during pregnancy? 

You should use this medicine only when needed clearly at the time of pregnancy. Make sure that you discuss all the risks as well as benefits about this medication with your doctor well in advance.  

Can a breastfeeding mother use this medication? 

This medicine is known to pass into breast milk. So before breast-feeding make sure that you consult your doctor once.  

Precautions you need to take while using this medicine 

You should never take or use DDAVP medication if you are allergic to it or if you are suffering from serious kidney disease or hyponatremia in which your body has a low level of sodium.  

You should strictly take Nocdurna sublingual desmopressin if you are suffering from: 

  • Heart failure
  • Serious or uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • If you take a diuretic or use a steroid medicine
  • A disease or psychologic disorder that can lead to extreme or unusual thirst
  • Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion like SIADH or high levels of a hormone which can cause fluid retention

DDAVP spray is not approved for treating bed-wetting in a child who is younger than 6 years of age. Remember that Nocdurna is not permitted for use in people who are less than 18 years of age.   

Without the medical advice, you should not give this medicine to a child for any reason. You also need to inform your doctor well in advance if you have ever suffered from:

  • Unusual thirst
  • Kidney disease
  • High blood pressure
  • An electrolyte imbalance
  • Fluid retention
  • Urination problems 
  • Unusual thirst
  • Congestive heart & cystic fibrosis
  • Coronary artery disease

If you have lost too much water from your body then the doctor will first cure this condition then start the treatment with this medication.  

You also need to limit the intake of alcohol or else it is going to interfere with how well this medication works. If you suffer from any changes inside your nose such as swelling, blockage, scarring or congestion then immediately inform your doctor because it is going to affect how well this medicine is absorbed and your doctor might adjust the treatment.   

You need to immediately get the emergency medical help if you are suffering from any illness which is causing water or mineral imbalance such as infections, fever, vomiting, diarrhoea or if you experience any condition that demands to drink of more fluids. In all this case, your doctor will either stop or adjust desmopressin treatment mainly in older adults and children.  

As you grow older, the kidney function starts declining. Due to which older adults are at more risk to suffer from water or mineral imbalance as well as a low level of sodium in the blood while using DDAVP drug.  

What are DDAVP side effects? 

Remember that the doctor has prescribed you this medicine because he or she thinks that the benefits of this medicine are more than as compared to the risks of side effects. Many people who are using this drug did not come across any kind of serious side effects.  

Some of the common side effects of this medicine are: 

  • Mild stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth

You need to contact your doctor immediately if you come across any signs of an allergic reaction such as difficulty in breathing, hives as well as swelling of your face, throat, lips as well as tongue.  

You need to get immediate emergency medical help if you suffer from: 

  • A light-headed feeling like you might pass out right now
  • Signs of low levels of sodium in your body such as severe weakness, headache, feeling of unsteady or restless, muscle cramps, confusion, loss of coordination, hallucinations and vomiting
  • Weak or shallow breathing
  • Flushing like sudden warmth, tingly feeling and redness
  • A seizure
  • Swelling and weight gain

There are also chances that you might suffer from rhinitis and nasal congestion with mild abdominal cramps. But don’t worry these symptoms are going to disappear when your doctor will reduce the dosage.  

Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects, so if you suffer from any other serious side effects then consult your doctor immediately.  

Desmopressin nasal spray Interaction 

Remember that drug interactions can completely change how your medications work and can also increase your risk for severe side effects. So before you visit your doctor, prepare a list of all the products that you are using such as prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs as well as herbal products and share this list with your doctor when you visit.  

Without the permission of your doctor, you should also not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine. 

There are total 111 drugs that are known to interact with DDAVP.  

20 major drug interactions

90 moderate drug interactions

1 minor drug interactions   

Some of the drug names that are known to interact with this medication include Advil, Lamictal, Nexium, Prozac, Topamax, etc.  

How does this medication works? 

This medication is known to work by reducing the amount of urine which is produced by your kidneys.  

Desmopressin nasal spray Warnings 

This medication can hardly ever cause a low level of sodium in your blood which is also known as hyponatraemia which can be really very serious of fatal. When you are using this medicine you should always avoid the intake of too much liquid and also certain medication such as water pills/ diuretics like glucocorticoids & furosemide.  

People who are at the age of 65 years or older or are suffering from certain medical conditions might have increased risk of sodium in their blood. So it is always better to have certain lab tests such as sodium blood levels and urine tests before you start this medication and while you are on DDAVP spray. 

We only ship medications which are approved by FDA, Also please consult your doctor to make a full decision on what medication to take.

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