Diazoxide given orally raises blood sugar by slowing the release of insulin from the pancreas. Diazoxide is used to treat low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) related to certain cancers that affect the pancreas and cause it to release too much insulin. Diazoxide may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Proglycem is a thiazide used to treat acute hyperglycemia. The drug is used when treating extremely low blood sugar. Proglycem is used to manage low blood sugar levels or hypoglycemia in children and adults.