Minirin 0.1 mg
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Minirin 0.1 mg
Minirin 0.1 mg is prescribed for conditions such as diabetes insipidus, bedwetting, and Von Willebrand's disease. It controls the conditions highlighted above by limiting the amount of water eliminated through urination. The medicine contains the active ingredient Desmopressin, which helps to control the amount of urine your kidney makes. Usually, a chemical substance in the body called vasopressin does this job. In people with diabetes insipidus or water diabetes, vasopressin is not reduced in enough amount and here comes the role of Desmopressin, a synthetic form of vasopressin used to replace a low level of vasopressin. DDAVP is the generic of Desmopressin.
Clinical Uses of Minirin 0.1 mg
Minirin 0.1 mg is the tablet form of Desmopressin which is categorized under the drug class antidiuretics. It is a human-made hormone incorporated in the medicine to treat people with diabetes insipidus, a condition, where the kidney of the affected person is not able to conserve water due to lack of antidiuretic hormone vasopressin. This condition leads to frequent urination and thirst. It is also effective in controlling excessive urination during the night. The condition is often referred to as bedwetting. Minirin can also be prescribed d for the treatment of temporary conditions of frequent urination and thirst after a surgery. This medicine directly acts on the kidney and reduce the amount of urine they produce.
Make sure you read the prescription paper carefully before you start taking Desmopressin tablets and each time you get a refill. Follow the instruction on how to take medicine. All the medication including Minrin 0.1 mg should be taken in the dose and duration prescribed by the physician. The dosage depends on various factors including age, diet, medical condition, and current health status. For diabetes insipidus, the dose you need will be adjusted to suit the patient’s requirements. The tablets can be taken without regards to food and prefer taking at a fixed time every day. Remember, the correct dose will be determined by the physician who prescribed you Minirin Tablets to treat your conditions that are highlighted above.
Possible Side Effects
All medicine can have side effects. Likewise, Minirin too may cause you to experience side effects that are minor or serious at times. Usually, the drug is prescribed only after the benefits of taking the medication outweigh the associated side effects. Your physician would have considered side effects before starting your treatment so don’t worry about the side effects and be sure to stick to the dosing regimen prescribed by your physician. Contact your physician to get the complete list of side effects.
Do not take Minirin tablets if you are allergic to desmopressin or any other ingredients present in the medication. Before using the medicine, let your physician know if you are using any other drugs including prescription and herbal supplements. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have abnormal potassium or sodium levels, if you have coronary artery disease, have blood pressure problems, or if you suffer from congestive heart failure. You must inform your physician about the medical history, or the existing health issues you have. Exercise caution while giving this medicine to an older adult.