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Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD

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Overview

Introduction

Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD is a medicine used in the treatment of diabetes insipidus and bed-wetting. It helps decrease the urge to urinate and help resume more normal life-style.

Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD can be taken in an empty stomach or after food. Your doctor will decide the dose and how often you should take them. You should use it regularly to get the most benefit from the medicine. Do not stop using the medicine even if you feel better unless the doctor tells you so.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, stomach pain, and nausea. Let your doctor know if any of these side effects do not go away or get worse.

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, liver, or kidneys. You should also tell your doctor all the other medicines you are taking. Your doctor may monitor your blood glucose regularly while on treatment with this medicine.

Uses of Minirin Tablet MD

Side effects of Minirin Tablet MD

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea

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 Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Minirin Tablet MD

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Put it in your mouth but do not swallow it. Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Minirin Tablet MD works

Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD is a synthetic form of vasopressin (natural hormone that balances water). 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 and bedwetting in children. In addition to these, it reduces bleeding episodes by promoting the release of blood clotting factors.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD 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
Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD 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
SAFE
Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Minirin Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD, 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.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD for the treatment of diabetes insipidus and/or bed-wetting.
  • Limit the amount of fluids you drink with this medication.
  • Minirin Melt 60mcg Tablet MD can cause low sodium levels in your body. Get regular blood tests done to monitor the levels.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop an infection, fever, diarrhea, or vomiting.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have sudden weight gain or swelling in your arms and legs that does not go away.
     

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 Minirin?

Follow all the instructions given by your doctor strictly. Restrict water intake after taking Minirin 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 Minirin to my child for bedwetting?

Minirin 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 Minirin or not.

Q. Does Minirin cure bed wetting?

No, Minirin 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 Minirin make you gain weight?

No, Minirin itself does not cause weight gain. Minirin 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 Minirin a diuretic?

No, Minirin 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.

Q. How should Minirin be taken?

Minirin should be taken with small quantity of water, juice or milk. If the child cannot swallow the whole tablet, crush or cut the tablet before giving it to the child. The sublingual tablets or ‘melts’ should be placed below the tongue and then melted tablet should be swallowed.

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