- It is used to treat low blood sugar.
- If you have an allergy to diazoxide or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab workers know you take this drug.
- Follow the diet plan that your doctor told you about.
- Check your blood sugar as you have been told by your doctor.
- It may be harder to control your blood sugar during times of stress like when you have a fever, an infection, an injury, or surgery. A change in level of physical activity or exercise and a change in diet may also affect your blood sugar. Talk with your doctor.
- It may take several days to see the full effect.
- A very bad lung problem called pulmonary hypertension has happened in infants and newborns treated with this drug. Once this drug was stopped, the lung problem got better or went away. Talk with the doctor
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
For all patients taking this drug:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
- Signs of a pancreas problem (pancreatitis) like very bad stomach pain, very bad back pain, or very bad upset stomach or throwing up.
- Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, swelling in the arms or legs.
- Very hard stools (constipation).
- Very bad belly pain.
- A fast heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Any bruising or bleeding that is not normal.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Very bad headache.
- Chest pain.
- Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
- Change in eyesight.
- Shakiness, trouble moving around, or stiffness.
- Hair growth in some areas like the forehead, back, arms, and legs.
- Change in color of skin to a bluish color like on the lips, nail beds, fingers, or toes.
- Fast breathing.
- Flaring of the nostrils, grunting, movements of the chest that are not normal, or trouble with feeding.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Hair growth.
- Not hungry.
- Belly pain.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Change in taste.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Take as you have been told, even if you feel well.
- Shake well before use.
- Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with this drug.
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
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