This medicine is an antidiuretic hormone used to treat the symptoms of diabetes insipidus which include increased thirst and urination. It is also used to treat certain bleeding disorders.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE as directed on the prescription label. Do not use this medicine if it is cloudy or discolored. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking carbamazepine, chlorpromazine, lamotrigine, narcotic analgesics (such as codeine), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (such as ibuprofen), oxybutynin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (such as fluoxetine), or tricyclic antidepressants (such as imipramine). DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including severe drowsiness, cystic fibrosis, dehydration, fever, severe infection, vomiting or diarrhea, swelling or fluid retention, abnormal blood electrolyte levels, recent surgery in the head area, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Inform your doctor if you have a history of kidney problems, heart problems (such as heart blood vessel disease), blood clots, or high blood pressure. TELL YOUR DOCTOR if you will be exposed to extremely hot weather, if you are physically active, or if you drink a lot of water. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have moderate to severe kidney problems, type IIB von Willebrand disease, low blood sodium levels, or if you have a history of low blood sodium levels. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
NO COMMON SIDE EFFECTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED with the proper use of this medicine. If you notice any unusual effects, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience loss of appetite; or pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience calf pain, tenderness, or swelling; chest pain; confusion; coughing up blood; fainting; mental or mood changes (such as agitation or irritability); muscle weakness, spasms, or cramps; one-sided weakness or numbness; personality changes; seizures; severe or persistent dizziness; slurred speech; swelling; unusual nausea or headache; unusual tiredness, sluggishness, or restlessness; vision changes; or vomiting. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of an overdose may include confusion, persistent headache, sudden weight gain, trouble urinating, or unusual drowsiness. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.