Diazoxide raises blood sugar by slowing the release of insulin from the pancreas.
Diazoxide is used to treat low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) caused by certain cancers or other conditions that can make the pancreas release too much insulin. This medicine is for use in adults and children as young as infants.
swelling of feet or lower legs
weight gain (rapid)
stiffness of arms or legs
trembling and shaking of hands and fingers
unusual bleeding or bruising
Some diazoxide side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:
Changes in ability to taste
increased hair growth on forehead, back, arms, and legs
loss of appetite
nausea and vomiting
(diazoxide) oral suspension