What is Hyperstat?
Hyperstat raises blood sugar by slowing the release of insulin from the pancreas.
Hyperstat is used to treat low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) caused by certain cancers or other conditions that can make the pancreas release too much insulin.
Hyperstat may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Hyperstat (ORAL Hyperstat) is useful in the management of hypoglycemia due to hyperinsulinism associated with the following conditions:
- Adults: Inoperable islet cell adenoma or carcinoma, or extrapancreatic malignancy.
- Infants and Children: Leucine sensitivity, islet cell hyperplasia, nesidioblastosis, extrapancreatic malignancy, islet cell adenoma, or adenomatosis. Hyperstat may be used preoperatively as a temporary measure, and postoperatively, if hypoglycemia persists.
Hyperstat should be used only after a diagnosis of hypoglycemia due to one of the above conditions has been definitely established. When other specific medical therapy or surgical management either has been unsuccessful or is not feasible, treatment with Hyperstat should be considered.
How should I use Hyperstat?
Use Hyperstat as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Shake well before using.
- Use a measuring device marked for medicine dosing. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure your dose.
- Hyperstat works best if it is taken on a regular schedule.
- Continue to use Hyperstat even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
- If you miss a dose of Hyperstat, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Hyperstat.
A benzothiadiazine derivative that is a peripheral vasodilator used for hypertensive emergencies. It lacks diuretic effect, apparently because it lacks a sulfonamide group. [PubChem]
Hyperstat I.V. Injection was originally recommended for use by bolus administration of 300 mg. Recent studies have shown that minibolus administration of Hyperstat I.V. Injection, ie, doses of 1 to 3 mg/kg repeated at intervals of 5 to 15 minutes is as effective in reducing blood pressure. Minibolus administration usually provides a more gradual reduction in blood pressure and thus may be expected to reduce the circulatory and neurological risks associated with acute hypotension.
Hyperstat I.V. Injection is administered undiluted and rapidly by intravenous injections of 1 to 3 mg/kg up to a maximum of 150 mg in a single injection. This dose may be repeated at intervals of 5 to 15 minutes until a satisfactory reduction in blood pressure (diastolic pressure below 100 mmHg) has been achieved.
With the patient recumbent, the calculated dose of Hyperstat I.V. Injection is administered intravenously in 30 seconds or less.
Hyperstat I.V. Injection should only be given into a peripheral vein. Do not administer it intramuscularly, subcutaneously, or into body cavities. Avoid extravasation of the drug into subcutaneous tissues.
Following the use of Hyperstat I.V. Injection, the blood pressure should be monitored closely until it has stabilized. Thereafter, measurements taken hourly during the balance of the effect should indicate any unusual response. A further decrease in blood pressure 30 minutes or more after injection should be investigated for causes other than the action of Hyperstat I.V. Injection. It is preferable that the patient remain supine for at least 1 hour after injection. In ambulatory patients, the blood pressure should also be measured with the patient standing before surveillance is ended.
Repeated administration of Hyperstat I.V. Injection at intervals of 4 to 24 hours usually will maintain the blood pressure below pretreatment levels until a regimen of oral antihypertensive medication can be instituted. The interval between injections may be adjusted by the duration of the response to each injection. It is usually unnecessary to continue treatment with Hyperstat I.V. Injection for more than 4 to 5 days.
Since repeated administration of Hyperstat I.V. Injection can lead to sodium and water retention, administration of a diuretic may be necessary both for maximal blood pressure reduction and to avoid congestive heart failure.
Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.
Enhanced hyperglycaemic, hyperuricemic or hypotensive effects w/ diuretics. Increased risk of hypotension w/ other antihypertensive drugs or vasodilators. Increased risk of hyperglycaemia w/ concomitant phenytoin, corticosteroids or oestrogen-progestogen combinations. May displace other highly protein-bound drugs (e.g. coumarin and its derivatives) resulting in higher blood levels of these substances.
Hyperstat side effects
Applies to Hyperstat: oral capsule, oral suspension
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by Hyperstat (the active ingredient contained in Hyperstat). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
Stop taking Hyperstat and get emergency help immediately if any of the following effects occur:
- Chest pain caused by exercise or activity
- numbness of the hands
- shortness of breath (unexplained)
If any of the following side effects occur while taking Hyperstat, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:
- 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
Minor Side Effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with Hyperstat may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
- 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 Hyperstat has ended, normal hair growth should return.
Contraindicated in ischemic heart disease as the reflex sympathetic response to Hyperstat can provoke angina, electrocardiographic evidence of ischemia, and cardiac failure in patients with ischemic heart disease. Also in hyperglycemia as it can complicate Hyperstat use, particularly in persons with renal insufficiency.
Active ingredient matches for Hyperstat:
- DailyMed. "DIAZOXIDE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/se... (accessed September 18, 2017).
- PubChem. "diazoxide". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compoun... (accessed September 18, 2017).
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Information checked by Dr. Sachin Kumar, MD Pharmacology