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Desmopressin

Synonym(s): DDAVP

Introduction

Name

  • Desmopressin.

Description

Chemical name

  • 1-(3-mercaptopropanoic acid)-8-D-arginine vasopressin.
  • 8-D-arginine-1-(3-mercaptopropanoic acid) vasopressin.

Molecular formula

  • C46H64N14O12S2.

Physical properties

  • Tablets.
  • Solution.

Uses

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Indications

  • Diagnosis and treatment of central diabetes insipidus Diabetes insipidus.
  • Boosting plasma levels of factor VIII in animals with mild to moderate hemophilia A Hemophilia A.
  • Boosting plasma levels of von Willebrand's factor in animals with von Willebrand's disease Von Willebrand's disease.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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