Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate)
What is Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) used for?
Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) is given to patients suffering from a condition known as diabetes insipidus (water diabetes) in which the body's production of urine is abnormally large. It is also used to help prevent and control extreme thirst and excessive urination occurring as a result of surgery. Apart from the above mentioned uses, this product may also be used by patients with certain bleeding disorders to stop bleeding. This drug works by replacing a hormone in the body, known as vasopressin, which helps to balance the quantity of salt and water in the body.
How should I use Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate)?
Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) should be sprayed directly into the nose. Patients may be directed to use it 1 to 3 times per day. Patients who are using this drug to treat bleeding problems may be given their first dosage in a physician's office, and your physician will need to order laboratory tests to determine whether or not this treatment is suitable for you. If this medication appears less effective after 6 months of use, you should consult your physician.
What are the side effects of Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate)?
When Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) is administered to the nose, it may cause some side effects, such as:
If your physician has prescribed this medication for you, you should be aware that there are other more serious side effects of this drug. Seek immediate medical assistance if you notice swelling, a sudden increase in weight or symptoms of high blood pressure.
This product should not be given to children to control bedwetting as this can increase the risk of serious side effects caused by a low level of sodium in the blood.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.