Minirin 0.2 mg Tablets
Brand name: Minirin tablets
Content: Desmopressin 0.2 mg
Strength: 0.2 mg
Manufactured by: Ferring Pharmaceuticals.
Packing: Pack of 30 tablets
MINIRIN 0.2 MG TABLETS
Minirin 0.2 mg Tablet has the same structure as that of the natural hormone vasopressin. Vasopressin lowers the amount of urine and bleeding by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels which, in turn, prevents the loss of water from the body.
USE OF MINIRIN 0.2 MG DESMOPRESSIN TABLETS
Minirin 0.2 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of diabetes insipidus and bed-wetting.
Minirin 0.2 mg Tablet is used for the control, treatment and prevention of conditions such as bedwetting, diabetes insipidus, and Von willebrand’s disease. It works by limiting the amount of water eliminated through urination.
Minirin tablets 0.2 mg are used to treat several conditions characterised by over production of urine or uncontrolled release of urine. Normally the amount of urine produced in the kidneys is controlled by vasopressin (arginine vasopressin or AVP), also known as antidiuretic hormone (ADH), a hormone produced in the hypothalamus of the brain, stored in the pituitary gland and released in response to dehydration, such as through perspiration or insufficient water intake. AVP acts directly on the kidney tubules to cause reabsorption of water as the urine passes through.
SIDE-EFFECTS OF DESMOPRESSIN 0.2 MG MINIRIN TABLETS
Possible side effects of Minirin 0.2 mg Tablet include nausea, lightheadedness, headache, belly pain, and abdominal cramps. If you experience side effects other than the ones listed above, you need to contact your doctor for immediate medical assistance.
In addition to its intended effect, Minirin 0.2 mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
MINIRIN TABLETS - DRUGS INTERACTIONS:
Do not use Minirin
0.2 mg Tablet if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it.
Before using Minirin 0.2 mg Tablet tell your doctor if you are using any
prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills
and supplements, if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, if you have abnormal
sodium/potassium blood levels, if you suffer from congestive heart
failure, if you have coronary artery disease, if you have a history
of migraineheadaches, if you have abnormally high/low blood pressure, or
if you have any upcoming surgeries. Also let your doctor know your history of
medical problems, pre-existing diseases and current health conditions. Extreme
caution should be taken while administering this medication to the elderly.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
MINIRIN TABLETS - DRUGS PRECAUTIONS:
Consult your doctor if you are suffering from any of the following conditions: kidney disease, heart diseases such as coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, high/low blood pressure, abnormal levels of sodium/potassium in blood (electrolyte imbalance), cystic fibrosis or any psychological condition causing unusual thirst; asthma, epilepsy (fits) or migraine headache.
Restricting the intake of water or other fluids is very important while taking desmopressin. Drinking excess water during desmopressin therapy may cause life-threatening electrolyte imbalance, and may also cause fits. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully about fluid intake.