What is diazoxide?

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Diazoxide (Proglycem) is prescribed to manage hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) caused by pancreatic disorders or certain types of cancer. Diazoxide slows the release of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas that signals cells in your body to take in glucose from the bloodstream. Less insulin means more glucose in the blood. Diazoxide is available as a 50 mg capsule and as a liquid suspension.