Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate)
What is Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate) used for?
Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate) is an oral medication prescribed to treat nighttime bed wetting. It is a man-made hormone that restricts urine production to reduce occurrences of nocturnal enuresis. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate) ?
Strictly follow your physician's instructions for using Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate) to get the most effective results. It is normally administered two to three times each day at the indicated dosage, but your individual regimen will depend on the severity of your symptoms and current health condition. Always swallow the tablets whole and never crush, split, or chew them as it may destroy their contents or alter their effects. Ask your physician if you have any questions about administering the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate) ?
Some patients have reported experiencing side effects while using Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate) such as:
Immediately contact your physician if these symptoms become more intense or you experience more serious problems such as unusual swelling, faintness, severe hypertension, or seizures. These may require immediate medical attention or other adjustments to your regimen to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate) if you have hypertension, heart failure, or abnormal thirst causing you to drink abnormal amounts of water. Also inform your physician if you have cystic fibrosis, heart disease, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause complications with treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Minirin (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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.