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Desmopressin

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Vasopressin Analog, Synthetic Adult, Children

Desmopressin - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Desmopressin cause?

​Common side effects of desmopressin include:

  • Abdominal pain, nausea and/or vomiting. If this occurs, take it with or after food.
  • Headache, dizziness.
  • Nose bleeds, runny or blocked nose (with the intranasal solution and nasal spray)

Inform your doctor if the side effects above become severe and bothersome.

There are some potentially serious, but rare side effects that may be experienced (from fluid overload):

  • Convulsions
  • Confusion, dizziness, lethargy or weakness
  • Severe headache, nausea and vomiting
  • Unexplained weight gain

Stop the medication and inform your doctor immediately if the side effects above occur, or if you experience any other side effects and allergic reactions (e.g. rash, swelling of the eyes and lips, difficulty breathing).

Before taking Desmopressin, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Desmopressin?

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