Proglycem and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Proglycem 50mg and/or Equivalents||Eudemine|
|Proglycem 100mg and/or Equivalents||Proglycem|
Proglycem Drug Description
Proglycem is the brand name for the generic drug Diazoxide, a Thiazide related chemical compound intended for glucose regulation. This antihypoglycaemic medication prevents insulin release from the pancreas and treats low blood sugar.
Conditions Treated by Proglycem
Proglycem is prescribed for treating low blood sugar levels or hypoglycaemia in adults, children and infants when caused by pancreatic cancer or other pancreatic diseases. This medicine has proved to be useful in treating hypoglycaemia caused by hyperinsulinism.
Proglycem Dosage Information
a.) Typical Dosage Recommendations
For newborns and infants, the typical dosage recommendations vary between 15 and 8 mg/kg that have to be divided equally into 3 or 2 doses, to be taken every 12 hours or 8 hours. Many physicians recommend 10 mg/kg of Proglycem each day that has to be divided into 3 equal doses. Take the doses at 8 hour intervals. For children and adults, the usual prescribed dosage is between eight and three mg/kg to be taken twice or thrice daily (in equally divided amounts) after every 12 hours or 8 hours. Doctors prescribe higher doses for patients suffering from refractory hypoglycaemia. Normal starting doses can be 3 mg/kg for each day or 200 mg for an average adult each day.
b.) Missing a Dose
You should set alarms in your phone to remind yourself of your regular twice or thrice a day dosing schedule. But if you do forget to take a dose, do not take double doses all at once to make up for a missed dose. Skip the missed dose in that case and go back to your original dosing schedule.
If you suspect an overdose, call your local emergency number/health care provider and rush the patient to the nearest ER.
Contact your physician if you become pregnant while taking Proglycem. If you are planning to conceive or are already pregnant or are breastfeeding your child, inform your doctor before taking Proglycem. You also need to inform your physician if you suffer from certain medical conditions such as kidney problems, history of gout or ongoing heart ailments. Avoid Proglycem at all costs if you are allergic to Thiazide drugs including Diazoxide or use phenytoin (diphenylhydantoins) or warfarin. Infants receiving Proglycem are susceptible to water retention that can lead to heart ailments. Do not use glipizide, Fosphenytoin, dofetilide and Proglycem together.
Proglycem Side Effects
Proglycem has a few serious side effects that merit immediate medical intervention. Contact your health care provider if you experience the following:
- Passing out or the feeling that you are about to lose consciousness
- Decreased amount of urine
- Urinating less frequently
- Flu symptoms
- Body aches
- Unusual weakness
- Easy bleeding
- Easy bruising
- Experiencing halos while looking at lights
- Eye pain
- Blurred vision
- Chest pain
- Pounding or rapid heartbeat
- Rapid pulse
- Swelling in the feet or hands
- Shortness of breath
- Excessively high quantities of uric acid in your blood stream
- Throbbing in your heart
- Excessive hairiness
- Water retention
- Chronic heart failure
- Worsening chronic heart failure
Following are a few signs of allergic reaction. If you experience any of the following allergic responses after taking Proglycem, contact your nearest ER:
- Swelling of the throat, tongue, lips or face
- Difficulty in breathing
A few of the less severe side effects of Proglycem are:
- Skin rash
- Mild itching
- Reduced sense of taste
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- An increase in the growth of body hair that usually lasts temporarily and affects mainly children and women
Proglycem also has some rare side effects, which can often turn fatal. So you need to contact your physician immediately if you experience any of these severe but rare side effects:
- Maximised eosinophils in the blood stream
- Reduced amounts of WBC – neutrophils
- General feeling of ill health and sickness
- Chest pain
- Breast milk discharge in women and men who are not lactating
- Reduced blood platelets
- Diabetic hyperosmolar coma
- Abnormal liver functions
- Bloody urine
- Kidney disease
- Excessively low blood pressure
- Subconjunctival haemorrhage
- Problems with vision
- Extrapyramidal reaction
Proglycem Drug Interactions
Following are some known and common drug interactions with Diazoxide or Proglycem:
- Sodium thiosulfate
- Sodium nitrite
- Insulin of all types
- Chloral hydrate
- Aspirin of all kinds
This is not a complete list of all the drugs and medications that can interact with Proglycem. There might be other drugs that can possibly interact with Proglycem, but have not been included in this list. To be on the safe side, present your pharmacist or health care provider with a complete list of all prescription and over the counter drugs and medications you take, including multivitamins, multimineral health supplements, antacids, herbal medications, potions, concoctions and products. Do not stop, start and discontinue the use of any medication without first consulting your physician.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.