Which medications in the drug class Vasopressin-Related are used in the treatment of von Willebrand Disease?

Updated: Dec 30, 2019
  • Author: Eleanor S Pollak, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Vasopressin-Related

These agents improve platelet function in qualitative disorders.

Desmopressin (DDAVP, Stimate)

Desmopressin is the treatment of choice for individuals with vWD type I. It causes a rapid (about 30 min; peaks in 90-120 min), 3- to 5-fold increase in the release of vWF and FVIII from endothelial cells.


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