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Desmopressin - is it ok to dissolve it in a small amount of water?

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IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 02-Nov-12 21:21:49

Ds1 is 7 and despite being dry in the day since 2.3 he has never been dry at night. He is starting to get upset by being wet at night so we saw the Dr earlier this week who has prescribed desmopressin tablets.

DS1 has tried but just cannot take the tablets. He gets really upset trying to and ends up spitting them out as I think they taste pretty grim once the outer coating has dissolved in his mouth.

I rand the surgery today to ask if it's ok to dissolve them in water for him to swallow, or if not could they prescribe desmo-melts which dissolve under the tongue. Unfortunately they didn't call back (very unusual) so tonight I have dissolved the tablet in a small amount of water and ds took it via a syringe.

Has anyone else done this and has it worked?

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