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  • Manufactured by: Pfizer Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Acetazolamide (250 mg)
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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.



    Diamox Benefits & Uses

    Diamox is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Diamox Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Glaucoma
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 250 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 4 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 500 - 1000 mg/day
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Glaucoma
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 250 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 500 - 1000 mg/day
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Glaucoma
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Glaucoma
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Infant (1 month to 2 years)
    • Disease: Altitude Sickness
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: 3 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Diamox Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Diamox safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women can consume [medicine]. Though Diamox has mild side effects when taken during pregnany

      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?


      Use of Diamox may be dangerous for kidney. Do not use it without doctor advice.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Diamox on the Liver?


      Side effects of Diamox rarely affect 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 -

    Severe

    Moderate



    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 -



    Frequently asked Questions about Diamox

    • Is this Diamox habit forming or addictive?


      Diamox does not cause addiction.

      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, Diamox does not show any kind of adverse effect.

      Safe
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      There is no benefit of taking Diamox for mental disorders.

      No

    Diamox Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Diamox


      There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Diamox with food.

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Diamox


      No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Diamox with alcohol will be.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Diamox

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Diamox treat edema?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Yes, Diamox is used in the treatment of edema. It acts on the kidneys to remove extra water and electrolytes through urine to relieve from edema (swelling) and fluid retention.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Diamox cause weight loss?

    Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

    Diamox is not meant to reduce weight and it can be harmful to patients to take this medicine without doctor's advice because it can cause dehydration due to excessive urination which results in loss of electrolytes from your body. Loss of electrolytes from your body can cause symptoms such as muscle cramps, weakness, and tiredness.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Diamox cause kidney stone?

    Dr. OP Kholwad MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Diamox may cause kidney stone with long term therapy. It is a rare side effect of this drug. However, if you experience kidney stone after taking this drug then inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can I take Diamox with paracetamol?

    Dr. Joydeep Sarkar MBBS , Internal Medicine

    Yes, Diamox can be taken with paracetamol. 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.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Diamox lower blood pressure?

    Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Diamox reduces blood pressure. It works by increasing the rate of urine formation by inhibiting the sodium and potassium reabsorption from the kidney, this leads to decrease in blood volume and blood pressure which provides relief from swelling and high blood pressure to the patient.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Acetazolamide

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 586-587

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