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DDAVP Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is desmopressin (DDAVP)?
- What are the possible side effects of desmopressin (DDAVP)?
- What is the most important information I should know about oral desmopressin (DDAVP)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking oral desmopressin (DDAVP)?
- How should I take desmopressin (DDAVP)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (DDAVP)?
- What happens if I overdose (DDAVP)?
- What should I avoid while taking desmopressin (DDAVP)?
- What other drugs will affect desmopressin (DDAVP)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (DDAVP)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (DDAVP)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include headache, confusion, drowsiness, rapid weight gain, or urination problems.
What should I avoid while taking desmopressin (DDAVP)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are taking desmopressin.
What other drugs will affect desmopressin (DDAVP)?
Many drugs can interact with desmopressin. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol);
- chlorpromazine (Thorazine);
- lamotrigine (Lamictal);
- oxybutynin (Ditropan, Urotrol, Oxytrol);
- vasopressin (Pitressin);
- a narcotic pain medicine such as fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic), hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), oxycodone (Oxycontin), and others;
- an "SSRI" antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft);
- a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), and others;
- medicine to treat erectile dysfunction, such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), or vardenafil (Levitra);
- drugs to treat high blood pressure or a prostate disorder, such as alfuzosin (Uroxatral), doxazosin (Cardura), prazosin (Minipress), terazosin (Hytrin), tamsulosin (Flomax);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), bisoprolol (Zebeta, Ziac), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), or timolol (Blocadren); or
- an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with desmopressin. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about desmopressin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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