Diazoxide 50mg

Diazoxide is used in the treatment of Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

How Diazoxide works
Diazoxide belongs to a group of medicines called thiazides. It works by preventing insulin release from the pancreas, helping to return the blood sugar to normal levels.
Common side effects of Diazoxide
Fluid retention, Sodium retention, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Increased heart rate, Palpitations, Diarrhea
How should I take Diazoxide ?
You should take Diazoxide exactly as directed by your doctor. It should be started by doctors who have experience in administering cancer medicines. Take it once a day with or without food. Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit during your treatment with Diazoxide , as the chances of side effects may be more.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you miss a dose of Diazoxide by less than 12 hours, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the scheduled time. However, if you miss a dose by more than 12 hours, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call a doctor.

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    Diazoxide raises blood sugar by slowing the release of insulin from the pancreas. Diazoxide is used to treat low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) caused by certain cancers or other conditions that can make the pancreas release too much insulin. diazoxide is for use in adults and children as young as infants.
    Diazoxide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not take diazoxide if you are allergic to diazoxide or to certain heart or blood pressure medicines such as hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor HCT, Vaseretic, Zestoretic, and others.Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

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    The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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