DDAVP Injection (Desmopressin)
DDAVP stands for Deamino-d-arginine vasopressin and is available as an injection for individuals that are lacking a certain hormone that can reduce your urine output. The body contains a natural chemical called vasopressin that helps to regulate urine production, kidney function, blood flow and blood pressure. Certain types of head trauma or brain surgery may disrupt the production of vasopressin from the pituitary gland.
Before You Use DDAVP Injection
Ask your doctor if a DDAVP Injection is safe to have if you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or are breast feeding. Your doctor should be made aware of other medical conditions you have, including cardiovascular disease, decreased kidney function, or cystic fibrosis before starting DDAVP Injections.
List all OTC and Rx drugs, herbal remedies, and vitamin supplements you currently take or use as there is a risk of water retention if you are taking certain medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antidepressants.