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  • Other
  • Hypertension, Malignant

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Uses of Diazoxide


Diazoxide is used in the treatment of:

  • Hypertension, Malignant

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Diazoxide Brand Names

Diazoxide may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Diazoxide Drug Class

Diazoxide is part of the drug classes:

Diazoxide Interactions

This is not a complete list of Diazoxidedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Diazoxide and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Diazoxide falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.


There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Diazoxide should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.


No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Diazoxide should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Diazoxide Dosage

Take diazoxide exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Diazoxide dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Diazoxide is available in the following doses:

  • Diazoxide 15 Mg/ml Injectable Solution
  • Diazoxide 50 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Diazoxide 50 Mg/ml Oral Suspension
  • Diazoxide Compounding Powder

Forms of Medication

Diazoxide is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Suspension
  • Oral Tablet