Diamox Product Description
Diamox is oral pills with diuretic and anticonvulsant action. Diamox is approved for:
- control of seizures, associated with epilepsy;
- symptomatic treatment of altitude sickness;
- treatment of edema, caused by congestive heart failure or by any drugs;
- decrease in intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with chronic simple glaucoma, secondary glaucoma, and before surgical treatment of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG);
The maximum dose of Diamox for the treatment of glaucoma, epilepsy and acute mountain sickness is considered as one gram (1000mg) per day in spaced doses. For edema treatment, it is recommended to use a 375mg dose of Diamox once a day.
To prevent symptoms of acute mountain sickness, Diamox pills should be taken 1-2 days before the planned climbing high peaks.
If you found out that you had missed a dose of Diamox, take it right away, if possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose of Diamox, because a double dose of the diuretic/anticonvulsant may result in adverse events.
Diamox is indicated to epileptic patients for combination treatment with other anticonvulsants. The patients with glaucoma may use Diamox combined with other ophthalmic agents (including mydriatics, or miotics).
Keep Diamox pills in an original package in a dry place away from light, and at temperature not above 30°C.
Diamox Safety Information
Diamox may cause serious allergy in patients with a history of individual hypersensitivity to sulfonamides. In case of any hypersensitivity reaction, the intake of Diamox tablets should be immediately stopped.
Nothing in the information on antiepileptic and diuretic therapy, provided in the review of Diamox, should be construed as a substitute for medical advice of ophthalmologists and epileptologists. The online pharmacy disclaims any liability for any loss or damage whatsoever that may arise from the use of any information on the treatment of increased eye pressure, convulsive disorders and Diamox.
Diamox Side Effects
Certain unwanted effects may appear during the application of Diamox tablets, which are usually mild and pass quickly with no serious complications. A long-term application of Diamox may cause such unwanted effects, as nephrolithiasis, paraesthesia, tingling of extremity and haematuria. In short-term treatment with Diamox, usually such unwanted effects may appear, as fever, flushing, fatigue, malaise, anaphylactic shock, headaches, flaccid paralysis and anaphylactoid reactions. Growth retardation can be observed in children, taking Diamox pills.