Families Bladder problems Bedwetting Medicines for bedwetting If a bedwetting alarm doesn't help or isn't suitable, treatment with medicines is usually recommended. Your doctor may suggest a medicine called desmopressin. This helps reduce the amount of wee produced by the kidneys. It's taken just before your child goes to bed. Help and information about using desmopressin and other medications: Download our factsheet Using desmopressin as a treatment for bedwetting Desmopressin for bedwetting leaflet - Medicines for Children Evidence based NICE guidelines on bedwetting in under 19s ERIC's guide to night time wetting When to see a specialist? If desmopressin or a bedwetting alarm (or a combination of both) doesn't help, your child may be referred to a specialist, who may recommend other medicines.