What are side effects for desmopressin (DDAVP)?

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There may be some common side effects of desmopressin (DDAVP). If any of the following symptoms get worse or do not go away, call your doctor:

  • Chills
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Dizziness
  • Heartburn
  • Nosebleed
  • Nostril pain
  • Pain in the genital area
  • Red, swollen or teary eyes
  • Stomach pain
  • Warm feeling
  • Weakness

Any of these other serious side effects should also prompt you to call your doctor right away:

  • Chest pain
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Hallucination (seeing or hearing things that do not exist)
  • Headaches
  • Hives
  • Irritability
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of consciousness for a period of time
  • Muscle weakness, spasms or cramps
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Restlessness
  • Seizures
  • Slowed reflexes
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain