Modern Approach in Treatment of Diabetes Insipidus

  • Elvedina Kapić Institute for Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Fahir Bečić Institute for Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Maida Todić Institute for Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
Keywords: desmopressin, diabetes insipidus

Abstract

In this paper we have reviewed the possition of desmopressin in the treatment of diabetes insipidus. Desmopressin is a synthetic analog of vasopressin, with more pronounced antidiuretic effect. It is treatment of choice in substitution therapy of diabetes insipidus. Its application before sleeping time can reduce nocturnal enuresis, so it has a place in the treatment of enuresis nocturna. Antidiuretic effect of desmopressin is the result of agonistic effect on V2 receptors in the renal tubules. The efficacy and safety of desmopressin in mentioned indications was confirmed in clinical studies.

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Published
2005-05-20
How to Cite
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Kapić E, Bečić F, Todić M. Modern Approach in Treatment of Diabetes Insipidus. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2005May20 [cited 2019Nov.15];5(2):38-2. Available from: http://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3282
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