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Dpressin Nasal Spray


Overview

Introduction

Dpressin Nasal Spray is used in the treatment of diabetes insipidus and bed-wetting. This medicine helps decrease the urge to urinate and help resume more normal life-style. It is generally used in patients who cannot take the oral form of medicine.

Dpressin Nasal Spray should be used as you have been advised by your doctor. Normally you should blow your nose gently before using it, keep one nostril closed while applying the medicine into the other and then sniff hard to make sure it reaches deep into the nose. Then repeat for the other nostril.

The most common side effects are irritation or discomfort to the nose and sneezing. These are usually mild but if they bother you or do not go away, your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing them.

It is generally a safe medicine but, before taking it, talk to your doctor about any health problems you have such as heart problems or high blood pressure (hypertension) or overactive thyroid gland or glaucoma or prostate enlargement. Let your doctor know about any other medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. Ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Dpressin Nasal Spray

Side effects of Dpressin Nasal Spray

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dpressin

  • Nasal discomfort
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
  • Sneezing
  • Back pain
  • Nosebleeds
  • Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways)
  • Dizziness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nasal discomfort
    Try using a saltwater nasal spray from time to time. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated and stop your nose drying out. Avoid things that irritate your nose (triggers such as pollen, dust and animal fur). Try not to blow or pick your nose as this may irritate it further. Inhale steam and use a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home.
  • Coping with Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
    Try saline spray or nose drops. Taking steam inhalation or placing a warm wet towel on your face can also help. Use a humidifier if the air in your house is too dry. Using an extra pillow at night to lift up your head can also improve your breathing. If your condition does not improve, you should talk to your doctor. The doctor may be able to prescribe you certain over-the-counter medicines that can help improve your condition.
  • Coping with Back pain
    Stay as active as possible and try to continue your daily activities. Do not rest for long periods. Try exercises and stretches specifically designed for back pain. Walking, swimming, yoga and pilates may also be helpful. Taking baths with salt water after exercise may also reduce the pain. Hot or cold compression packs and gentle back massage can give short-term relief. Take anti-inflammatory painkillers if you need to. Back pain normally gets better on its own but if it is severe or lasts more than a couple of weeks, you should see a doctor.
  • Coping with Nosebleeds
    To stop a nosebleed, sit or stand upright (do not lie down). Pinch your nose just above the nostrils for a few minutes. Lean forward and breathe through your mouth. Place an icepack at the top of your nose. Get medical help if your nosebleed lasts more than 10 to 15 minutes. After a nosebleed, try not to blow your nose for 24 hours. Try to avoid hot drinks or alcohol.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.

How to use Dpressin Nasal Spray

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. Direct the spray towards the sides of your nostril, away from the cartilage dividing the two sides of your nose. As you spray, breath gently and keep the head upright. Repeat the same process for the other nostrils.

How Dpressin Nasal Spray works

Dpressin Nasal Spray is a synthetic form of vasopressin (natural hormone that balances water). It is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream through the inner surface of the nose. Once absorbed, it works by causing reabsorption of water from the kidneys which controls excessive thirst and urination in diabetes insipidus. It also helps decrease night-time urine production in multiple sclerosis.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dpressin Nasal Spray is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dpressin Nasal Spray is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Dpressin Nasal Spray?

If you miss a dose of Dpressin Nasal Spray, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Dpressin Nasal Spray
₹225.5/ml of Nasal Spray
Minirin Nasal Spray
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
₹259.57/ml of Nasal Spray
15% costlier

Quick Tips

  • The right way to use the nasal spray:
    • Shake the bottle before using the medicine. 
    • Clean your nose thoroughly before using the medicine.
    • Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. 
    • Direct the spray towards the sides of your nostril, away from the cartilage dividing the two sides of your nose.
    • Breathe out gently through your mouth and repeat the same process for the other nostril.
  • Limit the amount of fluids you drink with this medication.
  • Do not share the bottle with anyone else so that you do not spread germs.
  • Use the Dpressin Nasal Spray within 4 weeks of opening it and discard the rest.

Patient Concerns

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I have diabities insipidus. I have use regularly minirin nasal spray for last 6 -7 years. Any other alternate of these spray or any other treatment. This spray is also costly. Pl help me. 9XXXXXX
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Tablet form us also available.
Bed wetting every night help pl Any medicine for bed wetting
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Specific treatment can not be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Please consult Pediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.
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FAQs

Q. What precautions do I need to take while on Dpressin?

Follow all the instructions given by your doctor strictly. Restrict water intake after taking Dpressin as drinking too much water can lead to fluid overload, which is a serious side effect. Try not to swallow water while swimming.

Q. How long do I need to give Dpressin to my child for bedwetting?

Dpressin is usually prescribed for 3 months for bedwetting. After 3 months, your doctor will stop the medicine for a week to assess whether your child still needs Dpressin or not.

Q. Does Dpressin cure bed wetting?

No, Dpressin does not cure bedwetting, but it helps control bedwetting. It works by replacing a hormone (vasopressin) that is normally produced in the body to help balance the amount of water and salt.

Q. Does Dpressin make you gain weight?

No, Dpressin itself does not cause weight gain. Dpressin may cause fluid overload which may in turn cause weight gain. Fluid overload is a serious side effect and you should immediately contact your doctor if you experience headache, nausea, vomiting, restlessness, tiredness, loss of appetite, sleepiness, confusion and muscle cramps.

Q. Is Dpressin a diuretic?

No, Dpressin is not a diuretic. It is a hormone which helps lower urine output in patients with diabetes insipidus and helps control bedwetting in children. It works by reducing the amount of urine produced by the kidneys, thereby reducing the frequency of urination.

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