DDAVP is used for Short–term treatment of nighttime bedwetting. It is also used to manage temporary excessive thirst and urination in patients with head trauma or who have had surgery in certain areas of the brain, or to control diabetes insipidus. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Use DDAVP as directed by your doctor. DDAVP is to be used only in the nose. The pump must be primed before the first use. To prime the pump, press down 4 times. Throw the bottle away after 50 sprays. Do not try to transfer the remaining medicine to another bottle.
Before taking DDAVP, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, if you are allergic to any ingredient in DDAVP, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast–feeding. If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using DDAVP during pregnancy. It is unknown if DDAVP is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast–feeding while you are using DDAVP, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. Some medicines may interact with DDAVP. Therefore tell your doctor of all prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement that you are taking. Do not take DDAVP if you have moderate to severe kidney problems. Follow the fluid intake instructions given to you by your health care provider very carefully. Serious side effects may occur if you drink too much liquid while taking DDAVP, especially in children and the elderly. Do not use more of DDAVP or use it for longer than recommended because serious side effects may occur. Lab tests, including urine volume, may be required to monitor your progress. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments. Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of DDAVP and might require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment. DDAVP is not recommended for use in children younger than 3 months of age or children with nighttime bedwetting younger than 5 years of age. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed in these patients.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Possible Side Effects
Some of the Possible Side Effects are- Chills, cough, dizziness, flushing, headache, nasal congestion, nausea, nosebleed, nostril pain, red or swollen eyes, runny nose, sore throat, stomach cramps or disorder, upper respiratory tract infection, watery eyes, weakness. Contact your doctor if any of these or other side effects occur. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately- allergic reactions (rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), confusion, conjunctivitis (pink eye), ongoing headache, prolonged nausea or vomiting, scarring or swelling of the nose, seizures, unusual tiredness, unusual weight gain.
Store DDAVP at 68 – 77 °F (20 – 25 °C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep DDAVP out of the reach of children.
If overdose is suspected seek medical attention immediately. Some of the symptoms of DDAVP overdose are- facial flushing, fluid retention (decreased urination, ongoing headache, prolonged nausea or vomiting, seizures), and irritation of the tissue in the nose and mouth, shortness of breath, stomach pain. DDAVP may be harmful if swallowed.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor. DDAVP should be used only by the patient for whom it has been prescribed. Do not take less or more or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
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