Indications for Use:

DDAVP is a synthetic product used to stimulate the release of proteins necessary for blood clotting.  It is used often for patients with von Willebrand Disease, mild Hemophilia, and for women with heavy menstrual periods.  It is given in an IV form and a nasal spray form.


Directions for Use:

Dosing is determined by body weight.  DDAVP is an IV infusion. 


Other Important Info While Using Stimate:

  • DO NOT use more than once every 24 hours.  If indicated, a second dose may be required.
  • DO NOT use for more than 2 days.
  • Decrease the amount of fluids you drink to no more than four to six 8 oz. glasses for 24 hours after DDAVP.  One of the side effects of DDAVP is that your body will hold excess fluid.  If you don’t control your fluid intake, too much fluid will dilute the levels of salt in your body.  Too little salt in the body can lead to serious problems.  Examples of fluids include broth, Popsicles, ice cream, gelatin, tea, coffee, juice, soda, beer, wine, and water.
  • Eat salty foods while taking DDAVP. (see explanation above)


Possible Side Effects of DDAVP:

Side effects that have been reported include a flushed feeling, headache, nausea, sleepiness, dizziness, chest pain, hyponatremia (low sodium/salt depletion), seizures, and allergic reactions.  If you experience any side effects, please call the clinic at the number below. 



If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the clinic by calling (517) 353-9385 or (800) 759-5595.