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Minirin: Nasal spray, solution (0.1mg)

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What is this Medicine?

DESMOPRESSIN (des moe PRESS in) is a man made hormone. It helps to control urination and thirst. This medicine is used to treat central diabetes insipidus. It is used in patients after a head injury or some surgeries. This medicine is also used to treat or prevent bleeding in patients with Hemophilia A and von Willebrand's Disease.

In-Depth Information

Minirin 10mcg/0.1mL Nasal Spray

NDC: 555665010
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Surgical Bleeding, Hemarthrosis, Bleeding Prophylaxis, Diabetes Insipidus, Hemophilia A, Von Willebrand's Disease, Hemorrhage

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Enuresis, Uremic Bleeding, Cardiopulmonary Bypass

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Minirin 10mcg/0.1mL Nasal Spray

Reported Side Effects for Minirin 10mcg/0.1mL Nasal Spray

Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Weakness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chills Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Secretion Of Tears Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Severe Allergy Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Itchy Eyes Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Light Sensitivity Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nose Pain Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nose Bleed Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
3.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Minirin 10mcg/0.1mL Nasal Spray

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Minirin 10mcg/0.1mL Nasal Spray(Desmopressin Acetate)
Alcohol and Desmopressin Acetate(Desmopressin Acetate)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking Desmopressin. Alcohol may work against the beneficial actions of Desmopressin (Desmopressin usually works to decrease urination).
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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