Desmopressin

Active ingredient description

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.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Desmopressin
H Systemic hormonal preparations, excl. Sex hormones and insulins → H01 Pituitary and hypothalamic hormones and analogues → H01B Posterior pituitary lobe hormones → H01BA Vasopressin and analogues
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Medicines

Desmopressin is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

Poland

Brazil Canada Ireland South Africa United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Ireland United Kingdom

Ireland United Kingdom

South Africa

Australia Austria Cyprus Estonia Finland

Netherlands

Spain

Spain

Canada Finland Hong Kong Netherlands Singapore

Austria

Estonia Lithuania

United Kingdom

Ireland Poland

Ireland

Austria

France United Kingdom

Austria Canada Estonia Finland Hong Kong

Singapore

United States

Spain

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Structured Product Monograph (SPM)
CA
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

ENR1LLB0FP - DESMOPRESSIN

CAS registry number

16679-58-6 - desmopressin

62357-86-2 - Desmopressin acetate

SNOMED-CT

126189002 - Desmopressin (substance)