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Diazoxide oral
DIAZOXIDE - SUSPENSION

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

DIAZOXIDE - SUSPENSION

(dye-uh-ZOX-ide)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Proglycem

Uses

This medication is used in the treatment of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

How To Use

Take this medication by mouth as directed. Shake the liquid well before pouring each dose. Monitor your urine for glucose and ketones and your blood for glucose as directed while taking this medication. Notify your doctor of any unexpected results.

Side Effects

Headache, dizziness, anxiety, or nausea may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms and legs which is harmless and disappears when drug is stopped. Notify your doctor if you develop chest pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, easy bruising or bleeding, vision changes, skin rash, itching, sweating, extreme weakness, numbness or tingling of the hands or feet, frequent urination, thirst. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, kidney problems, gout, allergies (especially to thiazide drugs). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, especially of: high blood pressure drugs, drugs for diabetes, water pills, blood thinners, phenytoin, phenothiazines (e.g., chlorpromazine). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include drowsiness, flushed/dry skin, fruit-like breath odor, increased urination, unusual thirst, and continued loss of appetite.

Notes

It is important to monitor your urine and/or blood glucose while taking this medication, especially during times of stress since a dosage adjustment may be needed. Discuss the meaning of the test results with your doctor.

Missed Dose

Try to take each dose at the scheduled time. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store this medication between 36 and 86 degrees F (2 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not freeze. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.