What should I know about diazoxide before taking it?

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Diazoxide (Proglycem) is prescribed to manage hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) caused by pancreatic disorders or certain types of cancer. Before taking Diazoxide, you should know that your doctor will order frequent blood and urine tests to monitor your blood glucose levels. Some urine tests can be done at home. Your doctor may not prescribe this medication if you have congestive heart failure, kidney disease, gout, high blood pressure or low blood potassium.

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