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  • n. A potassium channel activator which causes local relaxation in smooth muscle by increasing membrane permeability to potassium ions, used as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and in diabetes to decrease the secretion of insulin.

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  • n. vasodilator (trade name Hyperstat) used to treat severe hypertension


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  • Agents such as diazoxide may prolong or deepen subsequent hypotension.

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  • Diffuse KATP HI usually cannot be controlled with diazoxide medication.

    What is HI?

  • Focal KATP HI usually cannot be controlled with diazoxide medication The treatment of focal KATP HI usually includes octreotide, continuous dextrose, and/or pancreatectomy.

    What is HI?

  • However, these gene defects act in a dominant fashion and are usually responsive to medical treatment with diazoxide.

    What is HI?

  • GDH-HI is typically well controlled with diazoxide.

    What is HI?

  • Some patients respond to diazoxide while others may require additional treatment.

    What is HI?

  • In some types of HI, diazoxide works well, in others it is ineffective.


  • Most children, who start on diazoxide and in whom it works very well, will be on it for many years.


  • This includes information such as when the low blood sugars started, the timing of the low blood sugar and whether the hypoglycemia responds to diazoxide.


  • Currently available treatments include dietary modification, diazoxide, and, in patients with resistant disease, the use of intravenous dextrose infusion or enteral feedings.

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