Diazoxide C₈H₇ClN₂O₂S

Active ingredient description

Diazoxide is a peripheral vasodilator and has qualitatively the same effect on blood vessels as benzothiazine compounds, but the effect is more rapid and profound. Unlike benzothiazines, diazoxide is non-diuretic and causes retention of sodium and water. It causes a prompt increase in blood glucose by a direct inhibitory action on the secretion of insulin by the beta cells in the Islets of Langerhans.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
C Cardiovascular system → C02 Antihypertensives → C02D Arteriolar smooth muscle, agents acting on → C02DA Thiazide derivatives
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V Various → V03 All other therapeutic products → V03A All other therapeutic products → V03AH Drugs for treatment of hypoglycemia
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Information Source
Document Type
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
FDA, National Drug Code (US)
Structured Product Labeling (SPL)

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Chemical formula: C₈H₇ClN₂O₂S
Molecular mass: 230.671 g/mol

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 364-98-7
DrugBank Drug: DB01119
KEGG Drug: D00294
PubChem Compound: 3019
RxNorm Ingredient: 3327
SNOMED-CT Concept: 387328001
Diazoxide (substance)
UNII Identifier: O5CB12L4FN


Diazoxide is an active ingredient of these brands:

United States (US)

Brazil (BR)

Canada (CA)

Estonia (EE)

France (FR)

Netherlands (NL)

United Kingdom (UK)

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