Lysine vasopressin

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CAS number: 
50-57-7

Sequence
Cyclo(1-6)Cys-Tyr-Phe-Gln-Asn-Cys-Pro-Lys-Gly-NH2

Molecular formula: C46H65N13O12S2

Molecular weight: 1056.2 a.m.u.

Fields of Application
Central diabetes insipidus
Polyuria
Polydipsia

Description
Lypressin is a hormone used to prevent or control the frequent urination, increased thirst, and loss of water associated with diabetes insipidus (water diabetes). Lypressin (Lysine Vasopressin) has the actions and uses of Vasopressin (Arginine Vasopressin) injection. In the treatment of diabetes insipidus, Lypressin is administered in a nasal spray but its action is less prolonged than that of desmopressin.

Lypressin has been given by intramuscular injection to assess hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function with conflicting results.

Administration:
Regular injectable form and Nasal spray.