Diamox Tablet

Manufactured by: Pfizer Ltd

Contains / Salt: Acetazolamide (250 mg)

Prescription Required

328 people have bought this recently

Diamox Tablet

Manufactured by: Pfizer Ltd

Contains / Salt: Acetazolamide (250 mg)

Prescription Required

328 people have bought this recently

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Diamox Information

Diamox is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Glaucoma, Edema. Diamox also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Diamox. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Diamox as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Diamox are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Diamox is Mild for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Diamox related warnings talks about Diamox's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Liver Disease must refrain from the use of Diamox since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Diamox contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Diamox with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Diamox, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.

  1. Diamox Benefits & Uses
  2. Diamox Dosage & How to Take
  3. Diamox Side Effects
  4. Diamox Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Diamox with Other Drugs
  6. Diamox Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Diamox
  8. Diamox Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Diamox Benefits & Uses

Diamox is used to treat the following -

  1. Glaucoma Primary
  2. Altitude Sickness
  3. Edema Primary

Diamox Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Diamox

Acetazolamide

Diamox Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Diamox is used -

  1. Paresthesia
  2. Drowsiness
  3. Hypersensitivity
  4. Urticaria
  5. Nausea or vomiting
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Dizziness Mild
  8. Convulsion
  9. Fatigue Mild
  10. Headache Mild
  11. Depression Moderate

Diamox Related Warnings

Is the use of Diamox safe for pregnant women?

Diamox has little to no side effects in pregnant women.

Mild

Is the use of Diamox safe during breastfeeding?

Diamox may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

Mild

What is the effect of Diamox on the Kidneys?

Diamox may have severe effects on your kidney, so do not take it without consulting your doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Diamox on the Liver?

Diamox is rarely harmful for the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Diamox on the Heart?

Effects of Diamox on heart can be severe. It is not safe to use without doctor's advice.

Severe

Severe Interaction of Diamox with Other Drugs

Diamox should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Aspirin

    Fentanyl

    Cisapride

    Topiramate

    Aspirin(ASA),Caffeine

      Diamox Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Diamox unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. Hemolytic Anemia
      2. Bleeding
      3. Aplastic Anemia
      4. Kidney Disease
      5. Liver Disease

      Frequently asked Questions about Diamox

      Is this Diamox habit forming or addictive?

      No, you will not get addicted to Diamox.

      No

      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Diamox since it does not cause drowsiness.

      Safe

      Is it safe?

      Yes, the use of Diamox is considered safe.

      Safe

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      Diamox is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

      Diamox Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Diamox

      Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Diamox and food will interact.

      Unknown

      Interaction between Alcohol and Diamox

      Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Diamox with alcohol.

      Unknown

      Diamox FAQs

      Question almost 2 years ago

      Does Diamox cause shortness of breath?

      Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , Internal Medicine

      No, Diamox does not cause shortness of breath. In fact, it is used to reduce the symptoms of shortness of breath arises due to high altitude.

      Question about 2 years ago

      How does Diamox work?

      Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS , General Physician

      Diamox is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It works in glaucoma by decreasing the secretion of aqueous humor (Eye fluid), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure. It also acts on the kidneys to remove extra water and electrolytes through urine to relieve from edema (swelling) and fluid retention. It also helps in epilepsy (seizures) by stabilizing electrical activity in the brain.

      Question almost 2 years ago

      Can Diamox cause hair loss?

      Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

      No, Diamox does not cause hair loss (alopecia). It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. If you are experiencing any unusual hair loss after taking this drug, then it might be due to some other reason and you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

      Question almost 2 years ago

      Can I take Diamox without consulting a doctor?

      Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

      Diamox is a prescription drug, hence do not take Diamox without consulting doctor. It can be harmful for patients to take this medicine without doctor's advice.

      Question over 1 year ago

      Can I take Diamox with ibuprofen?

      Dr. Ramraj MBBS , Other

      Yes, Diamox can be taken with Ibuprofen. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any unpleasant effects then consult your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

      This medicine data has been created by -
      Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience

      Diamox Price and Pack Size

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      References

      1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Acetazolamide
      2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 586-587
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