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Drug information on Minirin Melt (60mcg) (Desmopressin) from Ferring Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

Minirin Melt (60mcg)

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Desmopressin
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Drug Name : Desmopressin

Desmopressin is used to reduce the symptoms of diabetes insipidus or water diabetes, bed wetting or nocturnal enuresis, excessive thirst and blood disorders such as hemophilia A (a genetic disorder that causes increased bleeding) and von Willebrand’s disease.
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Other Trade Names for Desmopressin

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DDAVP, Noctiva
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Minirin Melt (60mcg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Minirin Melt (60mcg)

• Headache

• Nausea

• Flushing

• Mild stomach pain

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Bed wetting or nocturnal enuresis:

The recommended dose of desmopressin tablets for patients who are 6 years older and above can take 0.2 to 0.6 mg once daily just before bedtime.

The dose of desmopressin nasal spray is 1.66 mcg in patients who are under 65 years old and 0.83 mcg in patients above 65 years old or patients with a risk of low sodium level in the blood.

Diabetes Insipidus:

The usual dosage range in adults is 0.5 mL (2.0 mcg) to 1 mL (4.0 mcg) daily either directly into the vein (intravenously) or just under the skin (subcutaneously).

The recommended initial dose is 100 mcg 3 times/day can be taken mouth.

Hemophilia A and von Willebrand's Disease

The recommended dose is 4mcg/ml at a dose of 0.3 mcg /kg body weight diluted in sterile physiological saline and infused slowly directly into the vein (IV) over 15 to 30 minutes.

How to use Minirin Melt (60mcg)?

Desmopressin 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.

Desmopressin nasal spray can be sprayed into the right or left nostril 30 minutes before going to bed.

When is Minirin Melt (60mcg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Desmopressin should not be used in patients with-

• Allergic to desmopressin
• Low sodium level in the blood or hyponatremia
• Severe kidney disease
• Heart disease (e.g., Congestive heart failure, Uncontrolled hypertension)

Warnings and Precautions for Minirin Melt (60mcg)

• 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.

Other Precautions for Minirin Melt (60mcg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Minirin Melt (60mcg)

• Store desmopressin tablets at controlled room temperature from 20°C 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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