Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Endocrine

Stimate

(desmopressin)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Endocrine
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Treats certain bleeding disorders and conditions where the body can't control how it handles fluids.

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Stimate (desmopressin) can treat several conditions and comes in different forms. Be sure to take Stimate (desmopressin) how your doctor tells you to.

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Upsides

  • Stimate (desmopressin) is effective at treating bleeding disorders and bedwetting.
  • Available in several forms as a nasal spray, injection, and pill.
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Downsides

  • Stimate (desmopressin) can cause you to have dangerously low levels of sodium. Your doctor may tell you to limit how much you drink because too much fluid can make it worse.
  • You may not be able to use Stimate (desmopressin) if you have kidney problems.
  • Some people find that the Stimate (desmopressin) nasal spray stops working as well for them after 6 months.
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How it works

Stimate (desmopressin) increases proteins in your blood to stop you from bleeding so easily. Stimate (desmopressin) also works in your kidneys to stop you from urinating too much.

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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Nasal spray
  • Injection

What to expect when you take Stimate (desmopressin) for Bleeding or frequent urination

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Side effect rates for Stimate (desmopressin)

  • Stomach pain

Risks and Warnings for Stimate (desmopressin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Hyponatremia

    Stimate (desmopressin) can cause dangerously low sodium levels, leading to seizures, coma, respiratory arrest, or death. Your doctor will make sure your sodium levels are normal before you start Stimate (desmopressin).

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Stimate (desmopressin)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Stimate (desmopressin) should not be used in those with kidney problems.
  • You may not be able to use Stimate (desmopressin) if you have kidney problems.
Weight
  • Stimate (desmopressin) can cause you to hold onto fluids. This can be dangerous if you have heart failure and/or high blood pressure. Talk to your doctor if you have sudden weight gain or swelling in your arms and legs that doesn't go away.