(DDAVP®, , Desmopressin)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Yes - oral lyophilisates (melts)
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as granules?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Yes- nasal spray, nasal drops (unlicensed)
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Soluble tablet strength
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
25microgram, 50microgram, 60microgram, 120microgram, 240microgram oral lyophilisates
Transdermal patch strength
4micrograms/ml, 15micrograms/ml injection
Nasal/oral spray Strength
2.5micrograms/dose, 10micrograms/dose, 150micrograms/dose - nasal spray, 100micrograms/dose - nasal drops (imported)
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Change formulation to nasal route or oral lyophilisates if appropriate.
Change to alternative route where possible.