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Desmopressin Nasal Spray

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Vasopressin Analog, Synthetic Minirin, Presinex, PH&T Adult, Children

Desmopressin Nasal Spray - What is it for

Desmopressin Nasal Spray - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Desmopressin Nasal Spray cause?

Before taking Desmopressin Nasal Spray, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Desmopressin Nasal Spray?

Desmopressin Nasal Spray - Dosage and How to Use

How should Desmopressin Nasal Spray be used?

Directions to use: Pictures:

1. ​Remove the protective cap. Hold the spray as shown.

If you are using the spray for the first time, prime the pump by pressing it downwards 4 times, or until an even spray is obtained. If the spray has not been used during the last week (7 days), it is necessary to prime it again by pressing downwards once, or until and even spray appears.

2. Blow your nose.

3. In a standing or sitting position, tilt you head backward slightly and carefully insert the nozzle into one nostril. Hold your breath and press the spray once. You need to press forcefully with a quick downward movement to ensure a uniform spray.

IMPORTANT: When spraying, always hold the bottle in such a way that the end of the tube points down and is immersed in the liquid.

4. If more than one dose is prescribed by your doctor, repeat the administration in the other nostril. Use alternative nostrils for each additional dose.

5. After use, wipe the nozzle with a clean tissue and replace the protective cap as shown.

 

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Desmopressin Nasal Spray - Additional Information

 

MINIRIN®

(25 doses)

PRESINEX

(60 doses)

DESMOPRESSIN PH&T

(60 doses)

MINURIN®

(50 doses)

Storage

Room temperature

(max 25°C)

[may be stored in the refrigerator, but do not freeze]

Room temperature

(max 25°C)

Under refrigeration

(2 - 8°C)

Under refrigeration

(2 - 8°C)

Expiry after OpeningTill expiry stated on bottle4 weeks

2 months

[may be stored in the refrigerator or room temperature after opening]

8 weeks under refrigeration

or

4 weeks at room temperature​

*When there is approximately ¼ (one-quarter) of the total volume left in the bottle, the nozzle may not deliver anymore doses. However, this is an excess which is already accounted for in the manufacturing process, thus, each bottle will still be able to deliver the stated quantity of doses.

Always store the bottle upright.

  • Updated on Wednesday, September 2, 2020
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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