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Brand name: Diazoxide (DBL)

Diazoxide (DBL) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) diazoxide. On this page you will find out more about Diazoxide (DBL), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: diazoxide

Information for medicine and pack size:
Diazoxide (DBL) 300 mg/20 mL injection solution, 20 mL ampoule

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Diazoxide is a non-diuretic antihypertensive agent. It is administered by rapid IV injection for emergency reduction of blood pressure in patients with malignant hypertension when prompt and urgent decrease in diastolic pressure is required. Diazoxide Injection BP is recommended in the treatment of hypertensive crises associated with acute glomerular nephritis, acute hypertensive encephalopathy, cerebral haemorrhage or congestive heart failure. Diazoxide is usually effective in patients with refractory hypertension not responsive to other agents. It has also been used in the treatment of chronic hypertension to control elevated blood pressure before commencement of therapy with oral antihypertensive agents. In order to reduce the danger of haemorrhage due to elevated blood pressure, Diazoxide Injection BP may be used in hypertensive patients undergoing diagnostic procedures such as renal biopsy or arteriography

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear colourless solution
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
1x300mg/20mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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