desmopressin acetate

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des·mo·pres·sin acetate

A synthetic analog of vasopressin used therapeutically as an antidiuretic and in the management of bleeding in individuals with some forms of hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.

[des(a)m(in)o-, lacking an amine group (des-, variant of de- + amino-) + (vaso)pressin.]
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Desmopressin acetate is marketed as DDAVP Nasal Spray, DDAVP Rhinal Tube, DDAVP, Minirin, and Stimate nasal spray, according to the FDA.
The most commonly used drugs include desmopressin acetate which is a synthetic analogue of arginine vasopressin, imipramine hydrochloride which is a tricyclic antidepressant and anticholinergics.
The two drugs studied most extensively for enuresis are desmopressin acetate (DDAVP) and imipramine hydrochloride.
Other products include ACTHREL[R] (corticorelin ovine triflutate for injection) for the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome and DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE in injectable and rhinal tube forms for the treatment of diabetes insipidus and primary nocturnal enuresis.
Treatments for VWD may include desmopressin acetate to release stored von Willebrand factor, von Willebrand factor replacement therapies to raise von Willebrand factor in the bloodstream and oral contraceptives to reduce menstrual bleeding.