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How can desmopressin (DDAVP) help with treating hemophilia?

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If you have a mild form of hemophilia, a medication called desmopressin (DDAVP) can temporarily increase the concentration of factor VIII in your blood. DDAVP can be given intravenously, through an injection, or in the form of nasal spray.

SOURCES: U.S. Library of Medicine Genetics Home Reference. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. National Hemophilia Organization. News release, FDA. Genetech. "Hemlibra Prescribing Information." Medscape. "Acquired Hemophilia." Hemlibra. "What Is Hemlibra?" National Hemophilia Foundation. "Comprehensive Medical Care: HTCs." Shire. "Adynovate." National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. "Hemophilia."  










Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 19, 2018

SOURCES: U.S. Library of Medicine Genetics Home Reference. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. National Hemophilia Organization. News release, FDA. Genetech. "Hemlibra Prescribing Information." Medscape. "Acquired Hemophilia." Hemlibra. "What Is Hemlibra?" National Hemophilia Foundation. "Comprehensive Medical Care: HTCs." Shire. "Adynovate." National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. "Hemophilia."  










Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 19, 2018

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