It is considered an orphan drug and is available in liquid form for the treatment of insulinoma. Short-term use of this agent for the treatment of hypertension has been associated with hyperglycemia and hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma (38). Direct inhibition of insulin secretion may be the primary mechanism responsible for the hyperglycemia (39) Other possible mechanisms may include direct stimulation of hepatic glucose production, increased epinephrine secretion, decreased insulin sensitivity and increased insulin clearance (40).

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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