Desmomelt and DesmoTabs
Melt away the misery of bedwetting
In this section of the site you will find details about prescribing DesmoMelt and DesmoTabs with some medication-specific frequently asked questions and answers.
Early intervention of bedwetting and effective management in primary care settings alleviates the suffering of the individual and is likely to have a positive impact on future costs to services. It is acknowledged that late intervention is more difficult to resolve successfully. NICE (2010) suggests that treatment should be made available dependant upon a child's need rather than based on age alone1.
DesmoMelt or Desmotabs?
DesmoMelt is for the treatment of night-time bedwetting in adults and children aged 5 and over2.
DesmoMelt is well accepted by children of various ages and facilitates early initiation of treatment in children with night-time bedwetting3. It is also associated with higher compliance versus tablets and does not require intake of fluids as it dissolves sublingually3. Read more...
- High compliance of 94.5%3
The water required to swallow a
solid tablet at bedtime may make the difference between a dry and wet night4.
- Swallowing 60mL of fluid with a tablet is equivalent to about a quarter of the expected bladder capacity of a 7 year old4.
There is a statistically significant preference for DesmoMelt compared with tablets in children aged 5-11 years3.
DesmoMelt provides superior and longer duration of action 4-8 hours after dosing compared to tablets4.
Dosing: DesmoMelt offers Simple and Convenient Dosing
3 months followed by a 1 week drug-free holiday to assess results. Treatment cycles can be repeated as long as symptoms persist.