Diamox refers to carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. Carbonic anhydrase is a protein contained in your organism. Diamox cuts down the protein activity. Diamox (Acetazolamide) helps from glaucoma, altitude sickness, and other diseases.
Use Acetazolamide according to doctor’s prescription.
- If Diamox upsets your stomach, take it during the meal.
- Swallow every dose with a full glass of plain water.
If you have any questions about how to use Diamox, consult with your doctor.
If you didn’t take dose of Diamox in time, use it as soon as possible. But in the case if it is a time to take a new one, instead of missed dose take your regular dosing schedule. Taking of 2 doses at once is not allowed.
Keep Diamox at temperature of 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Keep away from heat, moisture, and light. Keeping in bathroom is not appropriate. Do not permit children or pets to reach Diamox.
Diamox Safety information
Acetazolamide is contra-indicated for:
- Individuals who are allergic to any component in Diamox;
- those, who have adrenal gland problems, low blood levels of potassium or sodium, kidney problems, liver problems (eg, cirrhosis), high blood levels of chloride, or other electrolyte problems.
If any of these pertain to you, inform your doctor or health care provider.
- If Diamox causes drowsiness or temporary vision changes, do not take it with alcohol or some medicines in order not to make these effects worse. Be careful using Diamox. Do not perform other probably unsafe tasks if you do not know your reaction to it.
- Diamox can make you become sunburned more easily. As long as you don’t know your reaction to Diamox, avoid sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths. If you go outside for more than a short period of time, use sunscreen or wear protective clothing.
- But before getting any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery, inform your doctor or dentist that you use Diamox.
- Diabetes patients – Diamox may take effect on your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar levels thoroughly. Before changing your diabetes medicine dose, talk to your doctor.
- While you take Diamox, you may perform lab tests, including blood electrolyte levels, complete blood cell count, or platelet levels. These tests may be used for observing your state or checking for side effects. Be aware you follow all doctor and lab prescriptions.
- Using Acetazolamide for treatment of children younger than 12 years of age is unsafe.
- If you know you are pregnant, inform your doctor. It is necessary to define positive and negative consequences of Diamox while you are pregnant. Breast milk contains Diamox. While taking Diamox do not breast-feed.
- Diamox should be used only by person who has doctor’s advice. Do not share Diamox with other people, especially if it was not prescribed to them.
Diamox Side Effects
Inform your doctor if some of these common side effects become apperant:
- blurred vision; changes in taste; constipation; diarrhea; drowsiness; frequent urination; loss of appetite; nausea; vomiting.
Seek medical care if some of these severe side effects appear:
- such severe allergic reaction as rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; blood in urine; changes in hearing; convulsions; dark, bloody stools; dark urine; fast breathing; fever; lack of energy; lower back pain; red, swollen, or blistered skin; ringing in the ears; sore throat; tingling of the arms or legs; unusual bleeding or bruising; vision changes; yellowing of the skin or eyes.