Desmopressin is a medicine which is used to treat diabetes insipidus. bedwetting, hemophilia A, von Willebrand disease and high levels of urea in the blood. Desmopressin works by acting in an antidiuretic fashion, limiting the body's elimination of water in the urine. It works by binding to V2 receptors in the renal collecting duct.
Approved for use in the United States as long ago as 1978, Desmopressin is on the World Health Organisation's list of essential medicines shown to have both high levels of efficacy and safety.
Desmopressin has been used widely among patients of all ages and sexes. With the exception of those suffering from Cushing's Disease, Desmopressin has not been shown to stimulate ACTH release or increase blood pressure.
Desmopressin does not have a set dosage with the precise dose being based on the opinion of the supervising physician in charge of the patient's treatment. Always refer to product literature