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In the US, Desmopressin (desmopressin systemic) is a member of the drug class antidiuretic hormones and is used to treat Diabetes Insipidus, Hemophilia A, Nocturia, Primary Nocturnal Enuresis and von Willebrand's Disease.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Hemostatic agent

Analogue of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone, ADH)

Antidiuretic agent

Chemical Names

(2S)-N-[(2R)-1-[(2-amino-2-oxoetyl)amino]-5-(diaminometylideneamino)-1-oxopentan-2-yl]-1-[(4R,7S,10S,13S,16S)-7-(2-amino-2-oxoetyl)-10-(3-amino-3-oxopropyl)-16-[(4-hydroxyphenyl)metyl]-6,9,12,15,18-pentaoxo-13-(phenylmetyl)1,2-ditia-5,8,11,14,17-pentazacy (IUPAC)

(3-Sulphanylpropanoyl)-L-tyrosyl-L-phenylalanyl-L-glutaminyl-L-asparaginyl-L-cysteinyl-L-prolyl-D-arginylglycinamide cyclic (1→6)-disulfide (Ph. Eur.)

[1-Deamino-8-D-arginine]vasopreβin (BAN)

1-(3-mercaptopropionic acid)-8-argininevasopreβin (WHO)

Vasopreβin, 1-(3-mercaptopropanoic acid)-8-D-arginine-

Foreign Names

  • Desmopressinum (Latin)
  • Desmopressin (German)
  • Desmopressine (French)
  • Desmopresina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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