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What is DDAVP?Chemical Name: DESMOPRESSIN (des-moe-PRESS-in)
Desmopressin is a synthetic hormone which our pituitary gland otherwise makes naturally. This hormone performs vital functions in our body. Our blood flow, blood pressure, kidney function and utilization of water by our body, are some of its important regulatory functions. DDAVP medicine is used in the treatment of diabetes insipidus (water diabetes) and certain kinds of head injuries and brain surgeries. Normally, vasopressin is a substance that is secreted by the pituitary gland which controls the amount of urine formed by the body. The levels of vasopressin decrease in the conditions mentioned above. Desmopressin is an artificial vasopressin, and it helps in normalizing the decreasing levels of vasopressin.
DDAVP also helps in bedwetting by decreasing the amount of urine formed. Furthermore, it’s also used for treating hemophilia A, Von Willebrand disease and high levels of urea.
You can buy DDAVP medicine from Canada Pharmacy. You can simply order desmopressin online and have it delivered to your doorstep.
Active ingredient (comes in 2 strengths):
- Desmopressin acetate 0.1mg
- Desmopressin acetate 0.2mg
Take Desmopressin as directed by your physician. It is essential that children or adults taking Desmopressin limit the use of fluids to avoid severe electrolyte imbalance. For the treatment of diabetes insipidus, Desmopressin is taken 2 to 3 times a day, by mouth or as directed by your doctor.
For treating bedwetting, usually, it is given once a day at bedtime. Children must limit the intake of fluids 1 hour before the Desmopressin dose or 8 hours after the Desmopressin dose.
It is vital that only your physician alters the dose of Desmopressin according to your changing health status.
Before taking DDAVP Medicine, tell your doctor if you have the following conditions.
- Severe kidney disease
- Hyponatremia (low sodium levels)
- Heart disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Cystic fibrosis
- High or low blood pressure
- Electrolyte imbalance
- Psychologic disorder causing extreme or unusual thirst
Any undesired side effects that may appear must be reported to your doctor. These may include;
- Nausea, vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Restlessness, irritability
- Confusion, hallucinations
- Muscle pain or weakness
- Swelling, weight gain
- Dangerously high blood pressure
- Warmth, redness, tingling sensation on face
- Allergic reaction
Product Code: 1454
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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.