Desmopressin - Additional Information
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Vasopressin Analog, Synthetic Adult, Children

Desmopressin - Additional Information

  • Do not stop taking the medication unless instructed by your doctor. You may also have to stop temporarily while you are sick (e.g. fever, vomiting, diarrhoea – conditions that require you to drink more water/fluids) – consult your doctor.
  • It is important to monitor water intake as drinking too much water after taking desmopressin may result in serious side effects of fluid overload (including low salt levels, which may cause convulsions) as mentioned above.
  • Try not to swallow water while swimming.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any other medical conditions (e.g. heart condition, cystic fibrosis, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, seizures) or are taking other medications.
  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you want to give any other medicines, supplements or herbal products to your child.

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