U.S. Warns Of Deaths From Bed-Wetting Drug.

I have often said that the world is hilarious in a sick sick way.  Of the guilty comedy variety comes the deadly bed-wetting drug.  Side effects may include NEVER WAKING UP AGAIN!  But hey, you’ll be a dry corpse…

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) – U.S. health officials alerted the public on Tuesday about the deaths of two patients who were treated with a prescription drug to control bed-wetting.

The Food and Drug Administration said it was unclear whether the drug, desmopressin, had contributed to the deaths. But the agency said nasal versions were no longer approved for treating bed-wetting and doctors should consider other options.

Desmopressin is sold under the names DDAVP Nasal Spray, DDAVP Rhinal Tube, DDVP, Minirin and Stimate Nasal Spray. Makers include Sanofi-Aventis (SASY.PA: QuoteProfile,Research) and several generic companies.

Other forms of the drug “should be used cautiously” in patients at risk of sodium imbalances that can be caused by over-hydration, the FDA said.

The agency reviewed 61 reports of patients treated with desmopressin who developed seizures related to hyponatremia, when sodium is too low. Two of the patients died.

“The direct contribution of desmopressin to the deaths is unclear,” the FDA said in a notice posted atwww.fda.gov/cder/drug/InfoSheets/HCP/desmopressinHCP.htm. The patients who died were ages 28 and 80, FDA spokeswoman Susan Cruzan said.

Thirty-six seizure reports were associated with intranasal forms of the drug, the FDA said. Those versions should not be used in patients with hyponatremia or a history of the condition, the FDA said.

The agency also said treatment with desmopressin tablets should be stopped during episodes that may trigger extra fluid intake, including fever, recurrent vomiting, diarrhea and vigorous exercise.

Sanofi-Aventis spokeswoman Terri Pedone said the company had removed the bed-wetting use and updated the warnings and other sections in the prescribing instructions for its desmopressin products.

(Reporting by Lisa Richwine, editing by Gerald E. McCormick and Braden Reddall)


3 thoughts on “U.S. Warns Of Deaths From Bed-Wetting Drug.

  1. We came across your blog posting, and would like to advise that drugs do not address the root cause of bedwetting: A deep sleep disorder. If pills and nasal sprays are being used and show some effectiveness, once the drugs are discontinued, the bedwetting will resume. They are merely a temporary fix, and have many side effects. For 32 years, the Enuresis Treatment Center has successfully treated thousands of people from around the world by establishing a new and healthy pattern of sleep. The Enuresis Treatment Center cures bedwetting without the use of drugs. Physicians bring their own children for treatment instead of subjecting them to drugs. The Enuresis Treatment Center has put together an informative guide to understanding and treating bedwetting. This free bedwetting guide is available to download at http://www.freebedwettingguide.com.

  2. STOP resorting to the use of drugs regarding the treatment of enuresis or bed wetting, whether it’s in children or adults.

    Drugs (prescription or otherwise) are seldom the answer to deep routed psychological issues relating to enuresis (bed wetting), in particular nocturnal enuresis as this is specifically a subliminal activity and needs to be dealt with by the use of neuro associative conditioning. (as one example)

    It’s not a complicated process and is something you can implement yourself very simply by applying a few basic techniques.

    Take a look at this ebook I found with all the tips you’ll need…


  3. people that wet the bed should just sleep in one of thoese kiddie wading pools with the cartoon whales and whatnot. i am strictly opposed to the drying up of any orifices.

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