TOLL-FREE PHONE: 1-866-539-5330
TOLL-FREE FAX: 1-866-539-5331

Buy DDAVP Melt Online

A prescription is required for this item.
No generic alternative is available at this time.
BRAND LISTING - DDAVP Melt (Desmopressin Acetate)
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty


DDAVP Melt Description

A diagnosis of central diabetes insipidus could be a result of a head injury, genetics, an infection, or surgery that has damaged your hypothalamus or pituitary gland. Your doctor can recommend a prescription for you to take called DDAVP Melt. This is a man-made type of hormone (deamino-d-arginine vasopressin) that is essential for many functions in your body, including kidney function and regulating how your body uses water.

Diabetes insipidus is not related to diabetes mellitus in any way, although the name is similar. It is an uncommon disorder that is characterized by extreme thirst even though you are drinking lots of fluids, and you are urinating greater amounts. This can be a result of how your body produces, stores, and releases a particular hormone called ADH (antidiuretic hormone).

Control Your Increased Thirst and Urination

DDAVP Melt is placed under your tongue where it dissolves and is absorbed into your body and works by increasing urine concentration and decreasing urine volume. Your body will now be able to manage the volume and composition of the fluids in your body so your thirst and urination are under control. Diabetes insipidus is usually a lifelong condition that can be treated but not cured.

DDAVP Melt is Ideal for Children Dealing with Bed Wetting

Due to the antidiuretic effects of DDAVP Melt, children five years of age and older can benefit from this medication to help stop night-time bed wetting. After the age of five children enjoy sleep-overs, slumber parties, and camping out, but fear of wetting the bed may cause them to be less likely to join in with friends and class-mates.

By the time a child is five to seven years old, their bladder should be able to hold the urine they produce overnight. The reason for bed wetting could be as simple as their DNA. A parent or first relative may have also been a bed wetter during childhood. Some parents have elected to try urinary bed alarms while others have asked their doctor about DDAVP Melt and are glad they did. Your child can look forward to sleep-over invitations without the worry of an ‘accident’ or being embarrassed and teased.

Before DDAVP Melt is Prescribed

To determine if DDAVP Melt is safe for you or your child, tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC or Rx drugs you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements. If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding, ask your doctor if Desmopressin Acetate is safe to take.

DDAVP Melt Precautions and Proper Use

Follow all instructions for DDAVP Melt regarding fluid intake as drinking too much can result in serious side effects. Do not share this medication with others, even if they are experiencing similar symptoms. No water is needed to take DDAVP Melt as it is simply placed under your tongue where it melts quickly.

Possible Side Effects of DDAVP Melt

There are few, if any, common side effects with DDAVP Melt. See your doctor if you experience:

  • Weight gain
  • Unusual headache
  • Irregular heartbeat

Drugs Similar to DDAVP Melt

The information provided on the website is intended to facilitate awareness about healthcare products and medical conditions generally but it is not a substitute for professional medical attention or advice. You should always speak with a qualified healthcare practitioner before taking any prescription or non-prescription drug.