Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate)
What is Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) used for?
Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) is an inhalable medication prescribed to reduce excess urine production or uncontrolled nighttime urination. It is a vasopressin analogue that operates by reducing urine production in the kidneys. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate)?
Use Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The correct dosage and frequency of administration will be determined by your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered nasally by removing the cap from the bottle, inserting the applicator into the nostril, and inhaling gently while operating the pump to dispense one spray. If more than one spray is required you are recommended to alternate nostrils to prevent potential irritation. If you have not used the medication for over one week it may be necessary to prime it by pointing the applicator away from your face and operating the pump until one spray is dispensed. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate)?
Side effects that may occur while using Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are unusual mood changes, chronic nosebleeds, intense headache, slurred speech, unusual swelling, severe fatigue, seizures, coughing up blood, faintness, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling of the face, or trouble breathing. Inform your physician immediately if you experience any of these symptoms or other side effects that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your treatment to prevent further complications.
Do not use Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) if you drink large amounts of alcohol, have heart failure, hypertension, thirst caused by a mental disorder, or if you are taking any diuretic medications. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have elevated intracranial pressure, an electrolyte imbalance, cardiovascular disease, cystic fibrosis, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring lower doses or other changes to your treatment.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.