FDA says desmopressin may pose risk of seizure

12/4/2007 | Forbes · Wall Street Journal, The

Patients taking desmopressin, a bed-wetting treatment for children, may be at risk of hyponatremia, a lack of sodium in the blood that can cause seizures and death, the FDA warned Tuesday. The agency urged discontinuing use of desmopressin -- sold under brands such as DDAVP, DDVP and Stimate nasal spray -- in patients with fever and vomiting.

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