diazoxide - oral, Proglycem
GENERIC NAME: DIAZOXIDE - ORAL (dye-uh-ZOX-ide)
BRAND NAME(S): Proglycem
USES: This medication is used to treat low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) caused by certain conditions in which too much of a certain natural substance (insulin) is produced. Too much insulin can cause low blood sugar. This drug works by preventing insulin release from the pancreas, helping to return the blood sugar to normal levels. Diazoxide is a thiazide drug, but has no diuretic ("water pill") effects like other thiazides.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually 2 to 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your weight, medical condition, and response to treatment. Your doctor may direct you to follow a special diet for your condition. Consult your doctor, pharmacist, or dietician for more details.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 3 weeks.
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