Desmopressin is a synthetic analogue of vasopressin.
Therapeutic uses include:
- diabetes insipidus, nephrogenic and cranial
- in the management of bleeding diatheses, particularly von Willebrands disease and haemophillia
- in the short term management of some nocturnal enuresis and post-operative polyuria and polydipsia
It may also be used in the assessment of polydipsia in the water deprivation test.