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Composition for DPRESSIN

Desmopressin(0.1 mg)

food interaction for DPRESSIN

alcohol interaction for DPRESSIN

pregnancy interaction for DPRESSIN

lactation interaction for DPRESSIN

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Dpressin 0.1 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Dpressin 0.1 mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Desmopressin(0.1 mg)


Dpressin 0.1 mg tablet is used for treatment of: central cranial diabetes insipidus (a condition resulting in unusually large amount of dilute urine production); nocturnal enuresis (bed-wetting); post-hypophysectomy polyuria/ polydipsia (extreme thirst and the continuous production of large volumes of dilute urine following surgical removal of the pituitary gland); hemophilia A/von Willebrand’s disorder (certain types of bleeding disorders in some patients undergoing surgery or following trauma); headache as a consequence of lumbar puncture (a procedure to obtain a sample of fluid from the spine). It is also used in certain diagnostic tests such as renal concentration capacity test (to check kidneys function) or a test for fibrinolytic response (to measure body’s capacity to dissolve blood clots).

How it works

Dpressin 0.1 mg tablet is a synthetic hormone which has an action similar to naturally occurring antidiuretic hormone, vasopressin. Dpressin 0.1 mg tablet replaces this naturally occurring hormone, vasopressin in body and helps in maintaining the salt-water balance.

Common side effects

Confusion, Epileptic convulsion, Fatigue, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Vomiting, Nausea, Hallucination, Headache, Irritation, Loss of appetite, Loss of consciousness, Muscle cramp, Muscle weakness, Restlessness, Slow reflexes, Weight gain, Constipation, Diarrhoea


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Expert advice for DPRESSIN

  • Consult your doctor if you are suffering from any of the following conditions: kidney disease, heart diseases such as coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, high/low blood pressure, abnormal levels of sodium/potassium in blood (electrolyte imbalance), cystic fibrosis or any psychological condition causing unusual thirst; asthma, epilepsy (fits) or migraine headache.
  • Restricting the intake of water or other fluids is very important while taking desmopressin. Drinking excess water during desmopressin therapy may cause life-threatening electrolyte imbalance, and may also cause fits. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully about fluid intake.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
  • Restrict consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Low doses of desmopressin should be taken without food for better effect.

Frequently asked questions for DPRESSIN


Q. Does desmopressin cause weight gain/increase in blood pressure/constipation?
Desmopressin may cause weight gain or increase in blood pressure as its side effects. It is not known to cause constipation. Consult your doctor if you observe any such symptoms after taking this medicine.
Q. Is desmopressin the same as vasopressin?
Desmopressin is a man-made form of hormone similar to vasopressin. Vasopressin is a natural hormone present in body which regulates the amount of water that body uses.
Q. Is desmopressin a steroid?
Desmopressin is not a steroid. 
Q. Does desmopressin acetate work/Is it safe?
Desmopressin/ desmopressin acetate is safe and effective if taken as per the dose and duration prescribed by a doctor. Please follow your doctor’s instructions carefully about usage of this drug.
Q. Is desmopressin a psychotropic medication?
Yes. Desmopressin is a psychotropic medication.

Q. Is it a diuretic?
 It is not a diuretic.


Content on this page was last updated on 10 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)