Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Stop taking this medicine and get emergency help immediately if any of the following effects occur:Rare
- Chest pain caused by exercise or activity
- Numbness of the hands
- Shortness of breath (unexplained)
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:More common
- Decreased urination
- Swelling of feet or lower legs
- Weight gain (rapid)
- Fast heartbeat
- Skin rash
- Stiffness of arms or legs
- Trembling and shaking of hands and fingers
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
- Changes in ability to taste
- Increased hair growth on forehead, back, arms, and legs
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach pain
This medicine may cause a temporary increase in hair growth in some people when it is used for a long time. After treatment with diazoxide has ended, normal hair growth should return.
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.