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Dipsogenic Diabetes

Desmopressin or other drugs should not be used to treat dipsogenic diabetes insipidus because they may decrease urine output but not thirst and fluid intake. This fluid "overload" can lead to water intoxication, a condition that lowers the concentration of sodium in the blood and can seriously damage the brain.
 

Gestational Diabetes Insipidus

In most cases, desmopressin is used to treat this type of diabetes. In rare cases, however, an abnormality in the thirst mechanism causes gestational diabetes insipidus, and desmopressin should not be used as gestational diabetes treatment.
 
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