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  • Questions & Answers [hide all summaries]
    (March 2018)
    We respond to readers’ questions about our October 2017 article regarding the use of vitamin E for preventing or treating mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease and our December 2017 article regarding the use of desmopressin spray (NOCTIVA) for treating nighttime urination symptoms.
  • Drug for Treating Nighttime Urination Too Dangerous [hide all summaries]
    (December 2017)
    Nighttime urination is a common symptom that becomes more common with increasing age. Learn why the only drug approved for treating this symptom offers only meager benefits along with unacceptable risks.
  • Desmopressin Removed From UK Market for Bedwetting But Still Approved in the US [hide all summaries]
    (July 2007)
    The government in the UK has removed the approval of desmopressin nasal spray for bedwetting because it can cause low sodium and life-threatening swelling of the brain. In the US, however, the drug is still approved for this purpose. The article discusses symptoms of low sodium induced brain swelling that should lead to seeking emergency medical help.

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