Diamox Sequels

(acetazolamide)

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Treats swelling, glaucoma, epilepsy, and acute mountain sickness.

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Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) is used to treat and prevent acute mountain sickness. Sometimes, it is also used to treat glaucoma, epilepsy, and edema.

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Quick facts about acetazolamide
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (acetazolamide)

Upsides

  • Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) is a very effective medication for the prevention and treatment of mountain sickness.
  • Most people don't get many side effects while taking Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide), except for more frequent urination.
  • Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) is available as a generic and is reasonably priced.
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Downsides

  • Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) is not as good as other "water pills" at lowering swelling.
  • For most uses, you must take Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) several times a day.
  • Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) can cause an imbalance in electrolytes and blood sugar levels for people who have diabetes or kidney problems.
  • This medicine can cause a few rare, but serious side effects.
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Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor that affects the body's fluid balance. It increases urination, lowers the amount of fluid in the eye, calms the nervous system, and allows the body to use oxygen better at high altitudes.

Quick facts about acetazolamide
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (acetazolamide)

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What to expect when you take Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) for Glaucoma

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  • Possible side effects
  • Tingling feeling in the extremeties
  • Increased urination
  • Confusion
  • Photosensitivity
  • Loss of appetite
  • Near-sightedness
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Risks and Warnings for Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Women of childbearing age

    In studies, Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) caused birth defects. It should not be used in pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the potential risks as determined by your doctor.

Common concerns from people taking Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide)

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Price
  • Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) is available as a generic and is reasonably priced.
Kidneys and liver
  • Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) can cause an imbalance in electrolytes and blood sugar levels for people who have diabetes or kidney problems.
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  • In studies, Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) caused birth defects. It should not be used in pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the potential risks as determined by your doctor.