DDAVP and its generics are medications based on Desmopressin. They are used for diabetes insipidus, nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), and tests for diabetes and to determine the concentration function of the kidneys. The medication can be used for the tests in children below one year of age but only under a strict control of a pediatric nephrologist. For diabetes treatment and enuresis, the medication can be used in adults and children older than 5 years. Find out when the medication is contraindicated, what dosages are used, and precautions should be taken from our med guide below.
Brand name: DDAVP
Generic name: Desmopressin
Indications: Diabetes insipidus, Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), Tests for diabetes, Tests to determine the concentration function of the kidneys (how much urine they make), Hemophilia A, Von Willebrand disease, High blood urea levels
Benefits: Substitutes endogenous antidiuretic hormone that causes enuresis and diabetes insipidus
Analogs: Discontineud, Minirin Spray, Desmopresina