Ddavp, nose drops, and tablets are given to prevent or control the frequent urination and loss of water associated with diabetes insipidus (a rare condition characterized by very large quantities of diluted urine and excessive thirst). They are also prescribed to treat frequent passage of urine and increased thirst in people with certain brain injuries, and those who have undergone surgery in the pituitary region of the brain. Ddavp and nose drops are also prescribed to help stop some types of bedwetting.
Stimate nasal spray is prescribed to stop bleeding in certain types of hemophilia (failure of the blood to clot).
Ddavp side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Warm Feeling;
- Swelling Around The Eyes;
- Stomach Or Intestinal Upset;
- Rapid Heartbeat;
- Pounding Heartbeat;
- Nostril Pain;
- Leg Rash;
- Itchy Or Light-Sensitive Eyes;
- Inflammation Of The Penis;
- Inability To Produce Tears;
- Fluid Retention And Swelling;
- Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye);
- Chest Pain;
- Abdominal Pain;
Your doctor will carefully tailor your dosage to meet your individual needs.
CENTRAL CRANIAL DIABETES INSIPIDUS
Ddavp and Nose Drops
Adults: The usual recommended dosage range is 0.1 to 0.4 ml daily, either as a single dose or divided into 2 or 3 doses. Most adults require 0.2 ml per day divided into 2 doses.
Children: The usual dosage range for children aged 3 months to 12 years is 0.05 to 0.3 ml daily, either as a single dose or divided into 2 doses.
DDAVP, Minirin, Concentraid, Desmopressin, Stimate Tablets
Adults and Children Aged 4 and Over: The usual starting dose is half of a 0.1-mg tablet twice a day. Your doctor will adjust the dose to suit you. You will eventually take 0.1 to 1.2 mg a day, divided into smaller doses.
PRIMARY NOCTURNAL ENURESIS (BEDWETTING)
Children 6 Years of Age and Older: The usual recommended dose is 20 micrograms or 0.2 ml at bedtime. Dosage requirements range from 10 to 40 micrograms. One-half the dose should be taken in each nostril.
Stimate Nasal Spray
To stop bleeding, the usual dose is one 150-microgram spray in each nostril. If you use the spray more frequently than every 48 hours, you may find you are not responding as well as you should to the drug.