What is DDAVP melt used for?

What is DDAVP melt used for?

DDAVP Melt is indicated for the treatment of vasopressin-sensitive cranial diabetes insipidus or in the treatment of post-hypophysectomy polyuria/polydipsia. DDAVP Melt is for sublingual use.

How do you administer DDAVP IV?

By intravenous administration. The dose for adults and children is 0.4 micrograms per kilogram body weight administered by intravenous infusion. The dose should be diluted in 50ml of 0.9% sodium chloride for injection and given over 20 minutes. A sample of venous blood should be taken 20 minutes after the infusion.

How does DDAVP work for bedwetting?

Desmopressin (DDAVP) is a synthetic form of vasopressin hormone, a chemical made by the pituitary gland. It works on the kidneys to decrease the amount of urine made. DDAVP can help decrease bedwetting in children. This medicine may be used alone or with other methods to prevent bedwetting.

When should I take DDAVP?

Desmopressin comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken two to three times a day. When desmopressin is used to treat bed-wetting, it is usually taken once a day at bedtime. Try to take desmopressin at around the same time(s) every day.

Where do you inject desmopressin?

How to use Desmopressin ACETATE Ampul. This medication is given by injection into a vein or under the skin by a health care professional. When this medication is used to control increased thirst and too much urination, it is usually given twice a day or as directed by your doctor.

How long does IV DDAVP last?

The biphasic half-lives of DDAVP were 7.8 and 75.5 minutes for the fast and slow phases, respectively, compared with 2.5 and 14.5 minutes for lysine vasopressin, another form of the hormone. As a result, DDAVP provides a prompt onset of antidiuretic action with a long duration after each administration.

Which side effects would the nurse assess in a patient who is on DDAVP?

All patients receiving DDAVP (desmopressin acetate tablets) therapy should be observed for the following signs of symptoms associated with hyponatremia: headache, nausea/vomiting, decreased serum sodium, weight gain, restlessness, fatigue, lethargy, disorientation, depressed reflexes, loss of appetite, irritability.

What happens if you drink water after taking desmopressin?

Use the medicine exactly as directed. Limit your intake of water and other fluids while you are using desmopressin. Drinking too much water may lead to a serious, life-threatening electrolyte imbalance. Fluid restriction is especially important in children and older adults using desmopressin.

Why do we give DDAVP?

Desmopressin is a man-made form of vasopressin and is used to replace a low level of vasopressin. This medication helps to control increased thirst and too much urination due to these conditions, and helps prevent dehydration. Desmopressin is also used to control nighttime bedwetting in children.

Can desmopressin be taken long term?

Long-term desmopressin administration gradually decreased the serum concentration and induced significant hyponatremia from 6 months in patients who did not show initial hyponatremia. Long-term administration of desmopressin for 1 year in elderly patients did not affect baseline antidiuretic hormone secretion.

How much desmopressin is too much?

Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 1.2 mg per day.

What happens if you take too much desmopressin?

If you take too much desmopressin or drink too much fluid while taking it, it can cause your body to retain too much water. This can result in: headaches. dizziness.