Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate) - 0.1mg (30 Tablets)
|Nocturia, bed wetting and water diabetes
Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate) is used to control or prevent excessive urination and loss of water for patients suffering from diabetes insipidus (water diabetes). It is also used to control frequent urination in patients who have suffered from head injuries or have just undergone surgery, and to control bedwetting in children.
A substance in the body known as vasopressin controls the amount of urine the body makes. People suffering from water diabetes and many others suffering from excessive urination do not produce sufficient quantities of vasopressin. This drug's active ingredient is a synthetic form of vasopressin used to replace low levels of vasopressin, thereby helping to control frequent urination and prevent dehydration. This drug has sometimes also been used to treat hemophilia or von Willebrand's disease.
Dosage and Administration
Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate) comes in the form of a 0.1mg tablet which is taken orally. Adult patients are usually instructed to take one tablet either 2 or 3 times per day. If used to prevent bedwetting the usual dosage is one tablet per day, taken shortly before at bedtime. However, it is important to note that the exact dosage required may vary for each patient, and it is essential to discuss this with your physician before commencing treatment with this medication.
Some side effects associated with Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate) include:
- Stomach upset
- Hot flushing
- Unusual thinking
Patients should be aware that there are other more serious side effects associated with this drug. Consult your physician immediately if you experience an increase in weight, restlessness, severe fatigue, muscular cramps or spasms, hallucinations or seizures.
Patients are advised to limit their consumption of alcohol while taking this drug.
Patients with fluid or electrolyte imbalances should not take these tablets.
If you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction, seek emergency medical attention. Possible symptoms include difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, swelling, chest tightness, skin rashes, and hives.
Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate) should only be used as instructed and prescribed by your physician or pharmacist. Do not alter your dosage unless specifically instructed to do so by either of the above. Dosage and usage often depends on the severity of the condition, as well as the patient's medical history and current health condition.
Before you begin using this medication, ensure your physician is aware of the following:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have any allergies.
- If you have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- If you are using any other drugs or medication.
- If you are using any vitamins or supplements.