Management of Chlorpropamide‐Induced Hypoglycemia With Diazoxide
AbstractDiazoxide, as demonstrated by the case we present, may be of substantial value in abolishing hypoglycemia and in preventing its recurrence. The mainstay of treatment for the patient with chlorpropamide toxicity is the constant close monitoring of clinical and laboratory parameters and the correction of hypoglycemia by administration of exogenous glucose when necessary. However, the need for exogenous glucose is reduced with the concomitant use of diazoxide. We therefore suggest that diazoxide should be considered as a part of the routine treatment of sulfonylurea-induced hypoglycemia.
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