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Apo-Desmopressin 10 mcg/dose Metered Dose Spray
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What is Desmopressin
Desmopressin is a chemical that is similar to Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) which is found naturally in the body. It increases urine concentration and decreases urine production. Desmopressin is used to prevent and control excessive thirst, urination, and dehydration caused by injury, surgery, and certain medical conditions, allowing you to sleep through the night without awakening to urinate. It is also used to treat specific types of diabetes insipidus and conditions after head injury or pituitary surgery.
Desmopressin mechanism of action
Desmopressin emulates the actions of endogenous human ADH (refer to Pharmacology section above). Desmpressin is a structural analogue of ADH modified by deamination of 1-cysteine and substitution of 8-L-arginine by 8-D-arginine. Compared to natural ADH, desmopressin elicits a great antidiuretic response on weight basis.
Dosage forms of Desmopressin
Humans and other mammals
Indication of Desmopressin
Oral formulations may be used to manage primary nocturnal enuresis in adults and vasopressin sensitive diabetes insipidus, and for control of temporary polyuria and polydipsia following head trauma or surgery in the pituitary region. Intranasal and parenteral formulations may be used to manage spontaneous or trauma-induced bleeds (e.g. hemarthrosis, intramuscular hematoma, mucosal bleeding) in patients with hemophilia A or von Willebrand’s disease Type I. May also be used parenterally to prevent or treat bleeding in patients with uremia.
Toxicity of Desmopressin
Overdose may lead to increased duration of action and lead to symptoms such as fluid retention, headaches, abdominal cramps, nausea, and facial flushing. Adverse effects include headache, nausea, abdominal pain, facial flushing, dizziness, dry mouth, and hyponatremia. Nasal congestion and rhinitis have been reported with nasal spray formulations.
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