Desmopressin Acetate is a synthetic analog of the pituitary hormone, arginine vasopressin. The action of the given active ingredient is mediated by the vasopressin receptor V2. It shows prolonged antidiuretic activity, but little pressor effects. It modulates levels of circulating factor and von Willebrand factor. It is used to control the urge to urinate frequently. It controls the urine formation in the kidneys.
Class of Drugs – Man-made vasopressin
Molecular Formula – C48H74N14O17S2
Molecular Weight – 1183.3 g/mol
Working: Desmopressin Acetate is used in the treatment of nighttime bed-wetting, central diabetes insipidus, and increased thirst and urination caused by head surgery or head trauma. This component is a man-made form of a hormone that occurs naturally in the pituitary gland and regulates the uses of water in the body. The hormone is vasopressin and is used to replace a low level of vasopressin. It helps to control increased thirst and too much urination due to these conditions and helps prevent dehydration.
Uses: This medication is used to control the amount of urine the kidneys produce. Usually, the amount of urine produced is controlled by a certain substance in the body called vasopressin. In people who have diabetes insipidus or certain kinds of head injury or brain surgery, the body does not make enough vasopressin. Desmopressin Acetate is a man-made form of vasopressin and is used to replace a low level of vasopressin. It is used to control nighttime bedwetting in children that reduce how often the child urinates and decreases the number of bedwetting episodes.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active component is used as the main active ingredient as mentioned below:
- DDAVP: 0.2 mg
- DDAVP Spray
Do not consume alcohol because it can interfere with the working of desmopressin tablets.