Vasopressin is used for the treatment of diabetes insipidus (caused due to the absence of naturally occurring hormones in the body). This drug is also helpful in raising blood pressure in adults who are in shock.
The vasostrict is also used for the treatment of certain conditions caused in the stomach after an abdominal x-ray or surgery.
Vasopressin is available in injection form that is either injected intravenously or intramuscularly. The chances of overdose or the missed dose of vasopressin injection are minimum as it is given by the health-care professional.
Sometimes in the case of diabetes insipidus, vasopressin dosage is either given in the form of nasal spray or medicine dropper.
After having the injection, drink one or two glasses of water to avoid stomach upset.
The most commonly reported vasopressin side effects include:
- Abdominal pain
- Shakiness in arms, legs, or feet
- Numbness or tingling in feet and hand
- Pale skin
- Shaking of hand and feet
- Unusual skin changes
- chest pain or tightness
- Slow heart rate
Warnings and Precautions:
- The patient should consult a doctor before starting the treatment of having allergy with chlorobutanol or vasopressin.
- Inj vasopressin is not recommended to a patient suffering from coronary artery disease or heart problems.
- Vasopressin uses are banned in patients suffering from asthma, migraine, headache, Kidney Disease, or epilepsy.
- Consult with your doctor before taking vasopressin injection in case of pregnancy as it can cause premature labor contraction.
- Do not breastfeed within 1.5 hours after having a vasopressin inj.