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What is diamox?

acetazolamide 250 mg Tab
Drug Name: ACETAZOLAMIDE-ORAL
Other Brand Names: Diamox
Uses: Acetazolamide is used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness. This medication can decrease headache, tiredness, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath that can occur when you climb quickly to high altitudes (generally above 10,000 feet/3,048 meters). It is particularly useful in situations when you cannot make a slow ascent. The best ways to prevent altitude sickness are climbing slowly, stopping for 24 hours during the climb to allow the body to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy the first 1 to 2 days. This drug is also used with other medications to treat a certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). Acetazolamide is a "water pill" (diuretic). It decreases the amount of fluid that can build up in the eye. It is also used to decrease a buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period. It has also been used with other medications to treat certain types of seizures (petit mal and unlocalized seizures).
Posts on diamox (40)
Hi all, I am new to this forum, mostly trying to see if anyone else is having any of the ...
My NS prescribed Diamox today, but when I went to pick it up I was told that it's not cover...
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I was diagnose with psuedotumor cerebri last year in February. Last week, I stopped taking...
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I was Diagnosed with IIH back in July, I started out on Diamox at 250mg qid and was unable ...
I have been recently diagnosed with Pseudotumor Cerebri. I was diagnosed after my MRI came...
I am a 57 year old female. One month ago I was hospitalized for Acute Renal Failure. After...
I was recently diagnosed with Meniere's desease and told to take diamox, I took acetazolami...
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by keyman26, Feb 16, 2011
Quite a bit has happened since my last entry. Most importantly, we have a beautiful n...
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by Gabs143, Apr 09, 2010
hyponatremia? pain with the CSF pressure and Diamox
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