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diazoxide - oral, Proglycem (cont.)

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, as directed by your doctor, usually 2 to 3 times daily (every 8 to 12 hours). Your doctor may direct you to follow a special diet for your condition. Consult your doctor, pharmacist, or dietician for more details.Do not switch between the capsule and suspension form of this medication without talking with your doctor first. Your dose may need to be adjusted. If you are using the suspension, shake the bottle thoroughly before each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Do not use the suspension if it has turned a dark color. Discard it. (See Storage section.)Dosage is based on your weight, medical condition, and response to treatment. You will need to check your blood sugar levels and check your urine for sugar and ketones regularly. Your doctor will adjust the dose based on these tests. Your doctor may change your dose frequently when you first start taking the drug to find the best dose for you. Follow your doctor's directions carefully for dosage and blood/urine testing.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 2 to 3 weeks.

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, loss of appetite, stomach upset, and changes in sense of taste may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Abnormal growth of body hair, especially on the forehead/back/arms/legs, may occur. This is usually not permanent and will go away when the drug is stopped.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.This medication can cause sodium and water retention which can cause serious heart problems. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: swelling of arms/legs/hands/feet, unexplained weight gain, shortness of breath, unusual tiredness.This medication may cause your blood sugar to become too high. Checking your blood sugar and urine for sugar/ketones regularly and telling your doctor the results will help prevent this side effect. High blood sugar can be very serious and worsen quickly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these signs of very high blood sugar occur: need to urinate more often, unusual thirst, fruity breath odor, dizziness, unusual weight loss, deep/rapid breathing, extreme drowsiness/confusion, weakness.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: easy bruising/bleeding, fainting, fast/pounding heartbeat, face/muscle twitching, toe/joint pain, unusual restlessness, muscle cramps/stiffness, shaking (tremor).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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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