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Diamox tablet contains Acetazolamide | belongs to Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Diamox tablet 250 mg 1×15’s

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Numbness, tingling in arms or legs severe
  • Increased thirst severe
  • Increased urination frequency severe
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Confusion severe
  • Fever and cough severe
  • Blood in urine severe
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes severe
  • Sore throat
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising severe
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears severe
  • Altered blood glucose levels
  • Side or groin pain
  • Severe skin rash and hives severe
  • Change in taste/ Metallic taste
  • Decrease in sexual drive

Uses of Diamox tablet 250 mg 1×15’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Edema

    This medicine is used along with other medicines for the treatment of edema, abnormal accumulation of fluid, which may be associated with congestive heart failure or the use of certain specific drugs.

  • Acute mountain sickness

    This medicine is used to relieve the symptoms of altitude or mountain sickness; these symptoms may include an upset stomach, a headache, shortness of breath, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, etc.

  • Glaucoma

    This medicine is used along with other medicines to relieve the symptoms of open-angle glaucoma, secondary glaucoma, and preoperatively in acute angle-closure glaucoma where surgery is delayed in order to lower the intraocular pressure.

  • Seizure disorder

    This medicine is used along with other medicines to treat centrencephalic epilepsies such as petit mal and unlocalized seizures.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of oral administration.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for approximately 8 to 24 hours. This time is likely to vary within the mentioned range based on the dosage form of the medicine consumed.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Diamox tablet 250 mg 1×15’s any other medicine belonging to the sulphonamide class, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

  • Severe liver impairment

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a severe impairment of liver function due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

  • Severe kidney impairment

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a severe impairment of kidney function due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

  • Chronic non-congestive angle-closure glaucoma

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a chronic non-congestive angle-closure glaucoma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

  • Addison's disease

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from Addison's disease (disease of the adrenal glands) due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

  • Altered levels of sodium/potassium/chlorine ions

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having low blood levels of sodium and/or potassium or high levels of chlorine ions due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Other medicines

    This medicine may interact with many other medicines and this may cause serious adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you report all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements to the doctor before beginning therapy with this medicine.

  • Use in children

    This medicine is not recommended for use in children less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

  • Use in elderly

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in the elderly patients since the risk of adverse effects is significantly high. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the patient's condition.

  • Liver diseases

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a mild to moderate impairment of normal liver function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient. Use of this medicine is not recommended if the impairment is severe.

  • Kidney diseases

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a mild to moderate impairment of normal kidney function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient. Use of this medicine is not recommended if the impairment is severe.

  • Respiratory diseases

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of respiratory diseases such as COPD, respiratory acidosis, etc. since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of lung function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the patient's condition.

  • Severe allergic reactions

    Use of this medicine may cause severe and life-threatening allergic reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, etc. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • Driving or Operating machinery

    Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as muscle weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, visual disturbances, etc. in some patients. You are advised to avoid activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

  • Overdose

    Contact your doctor or seek emergency medical intervention if an overdose of this medicine is suspected.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Dexamethasone moderate
  • Pimozide severe
  • Insulin moderate
  • Formoterol moderate
  • Alprazolam moderate
  • Choline salicylate severe
  • Digoxin moderate
  • Carbamazepine moderate
  • Amiodarone severe
  • Cisapride severe
  • Hydrocortisone moderate
  • Zonisamide severe
  • Metformin moderate
  • Aspirin severe
  • Sodium biphosphate severe
  • Magnesium salicylate severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from bone marrow depression or blood dyscrasias due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of complete blood counts is advised for these patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from respiratory acidosis as well as patients with a history of lung diseases such as pulmonary obstruction, emphysema, etc. due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of lung function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary for these patients based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels and altered blood potassium levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels and electrolyte levels is recommended for these patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from gout or gouty arthritis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's. Close monitoring of uric acid levels is advised for these patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from metabolic or hyperchloremic acidosis and in patients suffering from conditions which may contribute to acidosis such as kidney diseases, severe respiratory disorders, diarrhea, etc. since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Lab interactions

General Instructions

Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take it in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Contact your doctor if you experience any persistent symptoms such as fever, severe headache, unusual bleeding or bruising, coffee-colored vomit, etc.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

How it works

This medicine blocks the actions of certain enzymes in the body. This, in turn, relieves the symptoms of altitude/mountain sickness and glaucoma, as well as reduces swelling. It also helps in controlling seizures.

References

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

  • Duration of Effect

  • Safe with Alchohol?

  • Is it habit forming?

  • Usage in pregnancy?

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

  • Overdose

How to use Diamox tablet 250 mg 1×15’s

Reconstitute the vial with at least 5 mL of SWFI to yield a solution containing not more than 100 mg/mL. Administration by direct IV injection.
Compatibility: Dextrose 5%, 2.5%, dextrose saline, NaCl 0.9 %, 0.45%.
Stability: The reconstituted solution is stable for 3 days if refrigerated or for 12 hours at room temperature.

what are the adverse effects of Diamox tablet 250 mg 1×15’s

Flushing, thirst, headache, drowsiness, polyuria, paraesthesia, blood dyscrasias, excitement, rash.

What is the dose of Diamox tablet 250 mg 1×15’s

ORAL: Adults: Initially 250-375 mg once daily in the morning or on alternate days.
Pre-menstrual tension: Adults: 125-375 mg as a single daily dose beginning 5-10 days; before menstruation; See literature.
Epilepsy: Adults: 250 mg-1 gm daily in divided doses. Children: Under 2 yr, 125 mg daily; 2-12 yr, 125-750 mg daily in divided doses (SR caps not recommended for treatment of epilepsy).
Glaucoma: Adults: 250 mg 1-4 times/day or 500 mg SR cap twice daily in chronic simple/open-angle glaucoma. Children: 8-30 mg/kg/day divided every 8 hr.
COPD: Adults: 250 mg twice daily.
INJECTION: Glaucoma: Adults: Inj IV: 250-500 mg, may repeat in 2-4 hr to a max of 1 gm/day in secondary, acute/closed-angle glaucoma. Children: Inj IV: 20-40 mg/kg/24 hr divided every 6 hr, not to exceed 1 gm/day.
Oedema: Adults & Children: Inj IV: 250-375 mg once daily.
COPD: Adults: Inj IV: 250 mg twice daily.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Diamox tablet 250 mg 1×15’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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