DDAVP (Desmopressin) Intranasal Solution – No Stock Until Late 2021
Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for DDAVP (Desmopressin) 0.01% w/v (100 micrograms/ml) intranasal solution
DDAVP (Desmopressin) 0.01% w/v (100 micrograms/ml) intranasal solution will be out of stock from the end of October until mid 2021.
This supply issue will affect many patient and also a great deal of pet owners who rely on DDAVP Intranasal drops
Supplies of the generic Desmopressin 100 micrograms/ml nasal spray (10 micrograms per actuation) remains available from Dock Pharmacy and can fully support demand during this time for paients and pet owners.
Difference between DDAVP ( Desmopressin) Intranasal Solution and Desmopressin Nasal Spray
Product DDAVP Intranasal Solution Desmopressin Nasal Spray
Strenght 100mcg/ml 100mcg/ml
Dosage that can be delivered 2.5mcg (0.025ml) up to 20mcg (0.20ml) 10mcg per spray
Comment Used to adminster smaller intranasal doses
that cannot be provided by the nasal spray
Advice for Patients and Pet owners
Patients and pet owners are advised to speak to their doctors or vets as soon as possible so as the clinician can review and possibly prescribe an alternative.
What Are Alternative Products to DDAVP Intranasal Solution The Prescriber Can Give?
Your doctor or vet has to make a review to ensure an alternative management plan is in place as soon as possible.
Desmopressin Nasal Spray can be prescribed for patients or pets on doses of 10mcg or less. Your doctor or vet will normally counsel on how to use the spray and how to administer the correct dose.
If desmopressin nasal spray is not appropriate, your doctor or vet can prescribe oral tablets or oral dispersible tablets if appropriate.
See below for the alternative products your clinician can prescribe after review.
Reference: Medicine Supply Notification by DHSC