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EHC Statement on Desmopressin Nasal Sprays availability

Late last week, we were informed of an international recall of all Ferring Parmaceuticals Limited nasal sprays containing desmopressin, including Octim®, Octostim®, Desmospray®, DDAVP Spray®. This spray is typically used in people with Von Willebrand Disease types 1 and 2 (except 2B) and mild haemophilia. It is also used for women with heavy menstrual bleeding. The recall of the products may lead to shortages over the course of 2020. 

Our statement is available for further reading here.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with additional information when it becomes available but in the meantime, we encourage all the users of these products to seek advice from their healthcare provider for suitable alternatives.

If you have any other queries please contact your haemophilia centre.

Lina Gorenscek

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