Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Stimate (desmopressin acetate) nasal is a man-made form of a hormone that occurs naturally in the pituitary gland used to treat central cranial diabetes insipidus and increased thirst and urination caused by head surgery or head trauma. Stimate is also used to treat hemophilia A or von Willebrand's disease Type I. Common side effects of Stimate include:
- runny or stuffy nose
- stomach pain
- upset stomach
- flushing (warmth redness or tingly feeling) of the face
- sore throat
- cough or other cold symptoms
- eye redness or watering
- eye itching
- increased sensitivity of eyes to light
- agitation, or
- hot or cold feeling.
Our Stimate (desmopressin acetate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using desmopressin nasal and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- nausea, vomiting, weakness, loss of appetite, headache, feeling restless or irritable, confusion, hallucinations, muscle pain or weakness, and/or seizure;
- feeling like you might pass out;
- chest pain, fast or pounding heart rate;
- vaginal pain;
- nosebleed; or
- dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).
Less serious side effects may include:
- runny or stuffy nose;
- sore throat, cough, or other cold symptoms;
- eye redness or watering;
- eye itching or increased sensitivity to light;
- headache, weakness;
- feeling dizzy or agitated;
- nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
- hot or cold feeling; or
- warmth, redness, or tingly feeling in your face.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Stimate (Desmopressin Acetate Nasal Spray)
Infrequently, DDAVP® Injection has produced transient headache, nausea, mild abdominal cramps and vulval pain. These symptoms disappeared with reduction in dosage. Occasional facial flushing has been reported with the administration of DDAVP® Injection. Infrequently, high doses of intranasal DDAVP® have produced transient headache and nausea. Nasal congestion, rhinitis and flushing have also been reported occasionally along with mild abdominal cramps. These symptoms disappeared with reduction in dosage. Nosebleed, sore throat, cough and upper respiratory infections have also been reported.
In addition to those listed above, the following have also been reported in clinical trials with Stimate® Nasal Spray: Somnolence, dizziness, itchy or light-sensitive eyes, insomnia, chills, warm feeling, pain, chest pain, palpitations, tachycardia, dyspepsia, edema, vomiting, agitation and balanitis.
DDAVP® Injection (desmopressin acetate) has infrequently produced changes in blood pressure causing either a slight elevation or a transient fall with a compensatory increase in heart rate. Severe allergic reactions including anaphylaxis have been reported rarely with DDAVP® Injection.
There have been rare reports of convulsions from hyponatremia associated with concomitant use of desmopressin and the following medications: oxybutynin and imipramine. See WARNINGS for the possibility of water intoxication, hyponatremia and coma.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact CSL Behring Pharmacovigilance at 1-866-915-6958 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www. fda.gov/medwatch.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Stimate (Desmopressin Acetate Nasal Spray)
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