This medication is an antidiuretic synthetic hormone, prescribed for primary nocturnal enuresis (nighttime bedwetting). It is also used for coagulation disorders and diabetes.
Contraindicated in patients with severe kidney disease, low blood sodium level and hypersensitivity.
Hemophilia A and von Willebrand's Disease-
IV- The recommended dose is 4mcg/ml at a dose of 0.3 mcg DDAVP/kg body weight diluted in sterile physiological saline and infused slowly over 15 to 30 minutes.
Diabetes Insipidus: IV/SC- The usual dosage range in adults is 0.5 mL (2.0 mcg) to 1 mL (4.0 mcg) daily.
Adult: PO- The recommended initial dose is 100 mcg 3 times/day.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney, heart, liver disease, high blood pressure, dehydration, fever, severe infection, vomiting, diarrhea, electrolyte imbalance, drowsiness, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children especially for children less than 6 years old, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• It may lead to dehydration; drink adequate fluid.
• Patient may develop with infections, fever, vomiting or diarrhea; if it is so consult with your doctor.
Headache, nausea, flushing and mild abdominal cramps.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature 20 to 25°C and in an airtight container. Keep away from children. Store the liquid in the refrigerator, do not freeze it.
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