Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate)
What is Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) used for?
Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) is an inhalable synthetic hormone used to prevent bed wetting. The medication operates by lowering the amount of urine produced by the kidneys to prevent urination during sleep. Your doctor may prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate)?
Always use Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) according to your doctor`s instructions to ensure the best results from treatment. The typical dosage is one spray administered just before going to bed to treat bedwetting. This medication use used by gently shaking the bottle to mix its contents, removing the cap, inserting the applicator into your nostril, and inhaling while operating the pump to administer one spray. If more than one spray is indicated by your doctor, you are recommended to alternate nostrils to prevent irritation. If you have not used the medication for several days it may be necessary to prime the pump by pointing the applicator away from your face and manipulating the pump until one spray is dispensed. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate)?
Some patients using Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, unusual weight gain, swelling, severe hypertension, intense headaches, seizures, or hallucinations. These conditions may require adjustments to your dosage or frequency of administration to stop more health problems from occurring.
Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) should not be used by patients who drink large amounts of fluids, are taking diuretic medications, who have a history of heart failure, hyponatraemia, intense thirst, low sodium levels, or reduced kidney function. Also inform your doctor if you have cystic fibrosis, intracranial pressure, cardiovascular disease, or reduced live or kidney function. These conditions may lead to unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Minirin Nasal Spray (Desmopressin Acetate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.