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DESMOTABS Tablets (2011)

Active ingredients: Desmopressin

Product Name and Form


Pharmaceutical form


Uncoated, white, round, convex tablets scored on one side and engraved ‘0.2’ on the other side.

Qualitative and Quantitative Composition

Each tablet contains 0.2mg desmopressin acetate.

For excipients, see 6.1.

Chemical substance

Desmopressin is a structural analogue of vasopressin in which the antidiuretic activity has been enhanced by the order of 10, while the vasopressor effect has been reduced by the order of 1500. The clinical advantage of this highly changed ratio of antidiuretic to vasopressor effect is that clinically active antidiuretic doses are far below the threshold for a vasopressor effect.

List of excipients

Lactose monohydrate
Potato starch
Magnesium stearate

Pack sizes and Marketing

30ml High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) bottle with a tamper-proof, twist-off polypropylene (PP) closure with a silica gel desiccant insert. Each bottle contains 7, 30 or 90 tablets.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing authorization holder
Authorization dates

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Drayton Hall, Church Road, West Drayton, UB7 7PS, United Kingdom

19th April 1999

Marketing authorization number:

PL 03194/0046