What is Diamox?
Acetazolamide is a strong carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.
Why is Diamox prescribed to patients?
Acetazolamide is prescription medicine used for the following conditions:
To remove extra fluid from the body (diuresis) for people with heart failure
Prevention and treatment of mountain sickness (altitude sickness)
What is the dosage for Diamox?
The usual recommended dose for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma ranges from 250 mg to 1 gram of acetazolamide per day.
Which drugs or supplements interact with Diamox?
Diamox should not be used with other carbonic anhydrase inhibitors like methazolamide (Neptazane). Use of two carbonic anhydrase inhibitors as it might cause dangerously low levels of blood potassium (hyponatremia).
What happens if the dose is missed?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.