DDAVP (Desmopressin Acetate)
Prescription required. May be split. Product of India. Shipped from Mauritius. DDAVP is also marketed internationally under the name Minirin.
Generic equivalents for DDAVP... What are generics?
Prescription required. May be split. Product of UK/EU. Shipped from United Kingdom.
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
Desmopressin Acetate Information
(des moe press' in)Desmopressin nasal may cause serious and possibly life-threatening hyponatremia (low level of sodium in your blood). Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had a low level of sodium in your blood, are thirsty much of the time, drink large amounts of fluids, or if you have syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH; condition in which the body produces too much of a certain natural substance that causes the body to retain water), or kidney disease. Also tell your doctor if you have an infection, a fever, or a stomach or intestinal illness with vomiting or diarrhea. Tell your doctor if you experience any of the following during your treatment: headache, nausea, vomiting, restlessness, weight gain, loss of appetite, irritability, fatigue, drowsiness, dizziness, muscle cramping, seizures, confusion, loss of consciousness, or hallucinations. Tell your doctor if you are taking a loop diuretic ("water pills") such as bumetanide, furosemide (Lasix), or torsemide; an inhaled steroid such as beclomethasone (Beconase, QNasl, Qvar), budesonide (Pulmicort, Rhinocort, Uceris), fluticasone (Advair, Flonase, Flovent), or mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex); or an oral steroid such as dexamethasone, methylprednisolone (Medrol), or prednisone (Rayos). Your doctor will probably tell you not to use desmopressin nasal if you are using or taking one of these medications. Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order tests to monitor your sodium levels before and during your treatment to check your body's response to desmopressin nasal. Talk to your doctor about the risk(s) of using desmopressin nasal.
Before using desmopressin nasal,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to desmopressin, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in desmopressin nasal spray. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention the medications listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section and any of the following: aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn); carbamazepine (Equetro, Tegretol, Teril); chlorpromazine; other medications used in the nose; lamotrigine (Lamictal); narcotic (opiate) medications for pain; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine, paroxetine (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft); thiazide diuretics ('water pills') such as hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide, many combination products), indapamide, and metolazone (Zaroxolyn); or tricyclic antidepressants ('mood elevators') such as amitriptyline, desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Silenor), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), or trimipramine (Surmontil). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have had heart failure, high blood pressure, or heart disease. Your doctor will probably tell you not to use desmopressin nasal.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had urinary retention or cystic fibrosis (an inborn disease that causes problems with breathing, digestion, and reproduction). Also tell your doctor if you have recently had surgery of the head or face, and if you have a stuffed or runny nose, scarring or swelling of the inside of the nose, or atrophic rhinitis (condition in which the lining of the nose shrinks and the inside of the nose becomes filled with dry crusts). Call your doctor if you develop a stuffed or runny nose at any time during your treatment.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using desmopressin, call your doctor.
- stomach pain
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- warm feeling
- nostril pain, discomfort, or congestion
- itchy or light-sensitive eyes
- back pain
- sore throat, cough, chills, or other signs of infection
- chest pain
- fast or pounding heartbeat
- difficulty breathing or swallowing