Treating the deep sleep that causes bed wetting

Side Effects of DDAVP

DDAVP, Desmopressin, is a drug often prescribe by a doctor to “treat” bedwetting.Parents are often told that DDAVP will put an end to bedwetting.  The side effects of the drug are rarely discussed, and DDAVP does not address the main cause of bedwetting; deep sleep.

The Food and Drug Administration sent a press release in December of 2007 stating that they no longer approved the DDAVP nasal spray as a “treatment” for bedwettingbecause the US drug regulators banned treatment with desmopressin nasal sprays after two patients died and 59 other patients suffered seizures.

Please review the list of side effects below when carefully considering how to help your child.

Side Effects of DDAVP – for the Consumer

by:  drugs.com

DDAVP

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with DDAVP . Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using DDAVP:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); confusion; fainting; loss ofappetite; mental or mood changes (eg, agitation, irritability); muscle weakness, spasms, or cramps; nausea; personality changes; seizures; swelling; unusual headache or restlessness; unusual tiredness or sluggishness; unusual weight gain; vomiting.

DDAVP Solution

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with DDAVP Solution. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using DDAVP Solution:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); burning, redness, swelling, or pain at the injection site; calf pain, tenderness, or swelling; chest pain; confusion; coughingup blood; fainting; loss of appetite; mental or mood changes (eg, agitation, irritability); muscle weakness, spasms, or cramps; nausea; one-sided numbness or weakness; personality changes; seizures; severe or persistent dizziness; slurred speech; swelling; unusual headache or restlessness; unusual tiredness or sluggishness; unusual weight gain; vision problems; vomiting.

DDAVP Spray (Non-refrigerated)

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using DDAVP Spray (Non-refrigerated):

Runny or stuffy nose.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using DDAVP Spray (Non-refrigerated):

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); confusion; fainting; loss of appetite; mental or mood changes (eg, agitation, irritability); muscle weakness, spasms, or cramps; nausea; personality changes; recurrent or severe nosebleeds; seizures; severe or persistent nasal pain; swelling; unusual headache or restlessness; unusual tiredness or sluggishness; unusual weight gain; vomiting.

DDAVP Tube

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using DDAVP Tube:

Runny or stuffy nose.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using DDAVP Tube:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); confusion; fainting; loss of appetite; mental or mood changes (eg, agitation, irritability); muscle weakness, spasms, or cramps; nausea; personality changes; recurrent or severe nosebleeds; seizures; severe or persistent nasal pain; swelling; unusual headache or restlessness; unusual tiredness or sluggishness; unusual weight gain; vomiting.

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Side Effects of DDAVP

DDAVP, Desmopressin, is a drug often prescribe by a doctor to “treat” bedwetting.Parents are often told that DDAVP will put an end to bedwetting.  The side effects of the drug...