Desmopressin is best for children with nocturnal polyuria and normal functional bladder capacity
Approximately 30 percent of patients achieve total dryness with perhaps another 40 percent exhibiting a significant decrease in night time wetting
Relapse rate after discontinuation of desmopressin is high (60 to 70 percent)
Limit liquid intake one hour before to eight hours after administration of desmopressin
Desmopressin tablets 0.1/0.2 mg or (Minirin Melt 60mcg/120 mcg) → 1 at bedtime.
Dr Kanav Anand. Pediatric Nephrologist.
“Desmopressin is expensive. Most children are concerned about their bedwetting when visiting friends or a camp for few nights only. In such a situation, you may start medicating 2-3 days before the planned trip and stop it immediately after the child is back home. It is a good idea to test the efficacy of Desmopressin for few days before the trip to reassure the child.”