Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular

Diamox

(acetazolamide)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular
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Treats edema, glaucoma, and seizures.

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Our bottom line

Diamox (Acetazolamide) is used to treat and prevent mountain sickness, as well as to lower the amount of fluid in the eye and legs.

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Upsides

  • Considered as a first choice treatment for mountain sickness.
  • Most people don't have many side effects, except for more frequent urination.
  • Available as a generic medication, so it should be reasonably priced.
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Downsides

  • If you're using it for swelling of the legs, it's not as good as other water pills, like hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).
  • If you're using Diamox (Acetazolamide) for mountain sickness, try not stay at high altitudes for too long.
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How it works

Diamox (Acetazolamide) is a diuretic that treats edema, glaucoma, seizures, and mountain sickness. It lowers the amount of fluid in the eye, reduces swelling in the legs, and allows the body to use oxygen better at high altitudes.

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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release
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Side effect rates for Diamox (acetazolamide)

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Risks and Warnings for Diamox (acetazolamide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Women of childbearing age

    Diamox (Acetazolamide) has been shown to be cause birth defects. It should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

Common concerns from people taking Diamox (acetazolamide)

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Price
  • Available as a generic medication, so it should be reasonably priced.
Sleep
  • Can make you tired and drowsy the first few days, so be careful driving or doing anything that requires concentration.