The compound does have some off-label nootropic benefits, such as enhanced short-term memory, quicker reaction times, and a more accurate ability for the mind to
process information. These uses for the drug have not been tested at length, and cannot be said to be recommended for the general public to pursue at this time.
Desmopressin has not been approved by the industry as a cognitive enhancement product.
Desmopressin has been found best to not be taken as a nootropic (mainly due to the small amount of research and understanding of the compound) and you should not be taking it unless you have been prescribed this drug by a healthcare professional. There are many other memory-boosting nootropics for which you do not need a prescription and whose mechanisms of action are fully understood.
Desmopressin is known medically as an anti-diuretic hormone (ADH). This is primarily due to its effects on the kidneys, which cause them to pass out less water in urine. This is created by the supplement binding to the V2 receptors in the renal collecting ducts. This serves to increase their water reabsorption. It also encourages the release of von Willebrand Fator from the endothelial cells by acting on that V2 receptor. It also requires less frequent maintenance since it degrades more slowly than other sister substances.
Desmopressin is prescribed quite often by doctors for the treatment of nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting), and is considered an effective solution for children; it helps their bodies to make less urine during the night. Using Desmopressin can make children more than 4 times more likely to slumber through the night.
Desmopressin can also be a treatment for blood clotting disorders. It has been successfully used to promote the release of von Willebrand factor in patients having this disease which prevents proper blood clotting and coagulation. It is estimated to be an effective treatment for those having mild hemophilia and thrombocytopenia. It may also be used with uremic induced platelet dysfunction.
Desmopressin also assists in treating the condition diabetes insipidus, when the body is not able to control the balance of water. Essentially, the kidneys cannot monitor how much water passes out in urine.
Side Effects & Dosages
There are a number of side effects which have been associated with this drug. One of the many side effects that are associated with Desmopressin is to reduce the amount of sodium and electrolytes in your blood. A number of side effects are possible due to this, which include chills, confusion, convulsions or seizures, decreased urination, drowsiness, fast heartbeat, and fever.
Factors on how much of the compound should be consumed can include things like the strength of the medication, how many doses used each day, the time between doses, and even the length of time you will be using.
For example, when using Desmopressin to control water diabetes, expect a preliminary dosage of .05 mg twice a day. It could later be changed to a range of 0.1 to 0.8 mg per day, and dosages for children should be calculated and approved by a medical professional.