Desmopressin (DDAVP)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Synthetic analog of vasopressin (ADH/antidiuretic hormone). In addition to its antidiuretic effects, also stimulates release of factor VIII and von Willebrand factor.[1][2][3][4][5][6]
Route: SC, IV, PO, nasal
Extravasation: no information

For conciseness and simplicity, currently will focus on treatment regimens and not list information such as: renal/hepatic dose adjustments, metabolism (including CYP450), excretion, monitoring parameters (although this will be considered for checklists), or manufacturer. Instead, for the most current information, please refer to your preferred pharmacopeias such as Micromedex, Lexicomp, UpToDate (courtesy of Lexicomp), or the prescribing information.[1][3][5]

Patient drug information

Authorized distributors

The most current list of distributors can found at CSL Behring's website.[8]

  • ABO Pharmaceuticals
  • AmeriSource Bergen
  • Bellco Drug Company
  • Burlington Drug Company
  • Capital Wholesale
  • Cardinal Health
  • D & K Healthcare
  • Dakota Drug
  • F. Dohmen Wholesale
  • FFF Enterprises
  • Frank W. Kerr Wholesale
  • James W. Daly Wholesale
  • Kinray
  • Miami-Luken Inc.
  • McKesson Plasma and Biologics
  • McQueary Brothers
  • N.C Mutual Wholesale
  • Rochester Drug
  • Smith Wholesale
  • Whitmire Drug
  • Value Drug

Also known as

  • Brand names: DDAVP, DesmoMelt, Desmotabs, Desonap, Minirin, Stimate