diazoxide - oral, Proglycem (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Increased hair growth on the head/back/arms/legs, changes in taste, loss of appetite, stomach upset, diarrhea, headache, and tiredness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: swelling of arms/legs, fainting, fast heartbeat, vision changes, face/muscle twitching, joint pain, need to urinate more often, unusual thirst, fruity breath odor, severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, unusual restlessness, muscle stiffness, shaking, easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), unexplained weight gain.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking diazoxide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other thiazides (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide); or to alcohol, propylene glycol, chocolate, or mint; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have a certain medical condition. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: low blood sugar levels due to poor diet (functional hypoglycemia).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: mineral imbalance (low potassium blood levels), diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, gout, liver disease, high blood pressure, blood vessel conditions (cerebral insufficiency, aortic aneurysm, arteriovenous shunt).During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. If you become pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, tell your doctor immediately. Infants born to mothers who took diazoxide while pregnant may have yellowing skin, easy bruising/bleeding, persistent vomiting. Tell the doctor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms in your newborn.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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