Desmopressin for Bed-Wetting
How Well It Works
Desmopressin is usually effective when used for a short period of time, such as during times of emotional Reference stress Opens New Window or during overnight trips or camping trips.
Children who wet the bed 4 nights a week or more can expect to have fewer wet nights when they take desmopressin.
Children with a family history of bed-wetting seem to have more success with desmopressin than with other treatments.
Most children have fewer nights with accidental wetting when taking desmopressin. But wetting tends to start again after they stop taking the medicine. Desmopressin usually does not cure bed-wetting.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 24, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics