What is Nocdurna used for?
Nocdurna (desmopressin) is used to control the amount of urine made by your kidneys. The amount of urine you make is normally controlled by a natural substance called vasopressin. In people with diabetes insipidus (also called water diabetes) or some kinds of brain surgery or head injury, the body does not produce enough vasopressin. Desmopressin is a man-made form of vasopressin and is used as a replacement for low levels of vasopressin. Nocdurna helps to control increased thirst and frequent urination due to these conditions and will help prevent dehydration.
Nocdurna is also used by adults who wake up more than 2 times during the night to urinate. This happens because of a condition called nocturnal polyuria. It helps reduce how often you wake up to urinate.
Nocdurna can also help treat children who wet the bed at night. It helps decrease the number of times the child wets the bed.
Frequently Asked Questions About Nocdurna
Read the Medication Guide that comes with your medication before you start Nocdurna and when you get it refilled.
To take Nocdurna, remove the tablet from the packaging and place it under your tongue. Make sure your hands are dry as this is a disintegrating tablet. Do not chew the tablet or swallow it whole.
If you are using Nocdurna for diabetes insipidus, take it orally as directed by your doctor, usually 2-3 times daily.
For the treatment of frequent nighttime urination, take Nocdurna orally as instructed by your doctor, generally once as bedtime. Limit your fluid intake, especially 1 hour before you take Nocdurna until 8 hours after the dose.
To treat bedwetting, take Nocdurna 1 hour before bedtime. Children should limit the fluids they drink after dinner, especially 1 hour before bedtime until 8 hours after the dose.
While you take Nocdurna limit the intake of water and other fluids. Consult your doctor for more details. If you find that you drink more fluids than directed, talk to your doctor immediately.
Drug interactions can affect how your medications work, or leave you at a higher risk of side effects. Your doctor may be able to mitigate some interactions by changing the dose of one or both medications. However, some interactions may need to be avoided completely.
The following drugs interact with Nocdurna:
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. You should always give your doctor a complete list of medications you take so they can properly watch for drug interactions. This list should include prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal products.
Along with the regular effects of the medication, desmopressin may also cause unwanted side effects. Though you will not experience all of these side effects, some, if they occur, may require medical attention. If any of the following side effects occur while you take Nocdurna, call your doctor right away.
- decreased urine output
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- increased thirst
- loss of consciousness
- muscle pain or cramps
- swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
- unusual tiredness or weakness
You may experience side effects that do not need medical attention. These side effects usually go away with time as your body adjusts to Nocdurna. Your doctor may be able to help you lessen these effects or avoid them all together.
If the following effects persist or become bothersome, check in with your doctor:
- Dry mouth
This list of side effects is not complete. Ensure that if you experience other negative side effects of Nocdurna, you contact your doctor right away. You can also reach out to our pharmacists for counselling at 1-844-416-4282 if you have any questions.
DISCLAIMER: The following information is presented to educate consumers who are looking into the Nocdurna cost. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical advice. Always go to your doctor and ask their advice if you have any medical questions whatsoever. Do not ignore professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of the information provided here.