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Signs of overdose may include confusion, drowsiness, continuing headache, problems with passing urine and rapid weight gain due to fluid retention. (See WARNINGS.) In case of overdose, the dose should be reduced, frequency of administration decreased, or the drug withdrawn according to the severity of the condition. There is no known specific antidote for DDAVP (desmopressin acetate tablets) . The patient should be observed and treated with appropriate symptomatic therapy.
An oral LD50 has not been established. Oral doses up to 0.2 mg/kg/day have been administered to dogs and rats for 6 months without any significant drug-related toxicities reported. An intravenous dose of 2 mg/kg in mice demonstrated no effect.
DDAVP (desmopressin acetate tablets) Tablets are contraindicated in individuals with known hypersensitivity to desmopressin acetate or to any of the components of DDAVP (desmopressin acetate tablets) Tablets.
DDAVP (desmopressin acetate tablets) is contraindicated in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment (defined as a creatinine clearance below 50ml/min).
DDAVP (desmopressin acetate tablets) is contraindicated in patients with hyponatremia or a history of hyponatremia.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/18/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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