Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Diazoxide

Introduction

Name

  • Diazoxide.

Class of drug

  • Diuretic.

Uses

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Indications

  • Management of hypoglycemia caused by hyperinsulinism   Insulinoma  .
  • In man for short term management of acute hypertension.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Phenothiazines and thiazide diuretics
  • May increase the hyperglycemic activity of diazoxide.
    Alpha-adrenergic blocking agents (eg phenoxybenzamine)
  • Phenoxybenzamine)   Phenoxybenzamine  May antagonize the effects of diazoxide.

Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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