What is the pharmacologic treatment of diabetes insipidus (DI)?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Pharmacologic treatment of DI generally involves the use of desmopressin (1-deamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin [DDAVP]), nonhormonal drugs, or both. Patients must be instructed in simple principles of water balance to avoid dehydration and water intoxication (if they are not carefully monitoring water intake). (See Treatment.)


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