What is it used for?
- Long-term low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia) due to excessive production of insulin by the pancreas.
How does it work?
Eudemine tablets contain the active ingredient diazoxide, which is a type of medicine called a thiazide. It is used to treat long-term low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia) that are a result of excessive production of insulin by the pancreas.
Insulin is the main hormone responsible for the control of sugar in the blood. It is released from cells in the pancreas in response to high levels of sugar in the blood and causes a reduction in blood sugar levels. If too much insulin is produced by the cells in the pancreas, for example due to a tumour, this can cause blood sugar levels too fall too low and stay too low (hypoglycaemia).
Diazoxide works by slowing down the release of insulin from the pancreas. This helps blood sugar levels to increase.
How do I take it?
- Eudemine tablets can be taken with or without food. The tablets should be swallowed with a drink of water.
- The dose prescribed and how often the medicine needs to be taken will depend on your blood sugar levels. The tablets are usually taken two or three times a day.