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Is Diamox and acetazolamide the same thing?

Is Diamox and acetazolamide the same thing?

Acetazolamide, sold under the trade name Diamox among others, is a medication used to treat glaucoma, epilepsy, altitude sickness, periodic paralysis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (raised brain pressure of unclear cause), and heart failure.

Why was Diamox discontinued?

Emcure Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., submitted a citizen petition dated July 3, 2014 (Docket No. FDA-2014-P-0979), under 21 CFR 10.30, requesting that the Agency determine that DIAMOX (acetazolamide) intravenous, 500 mg base/vial, was discontinued for reasons unrelated to safety and effectiveness.

Do I need to wean off Diamox?

If you have been taking acetazolamide regularly for several weeks or more, do not suddenly stop taking it. Your doctor may want you to reduce gradually the amount you are taking before stopping completely.

Is it safe to take Diamox with other medication?

Consult your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more in formation. These medications may cause some risk when taken together. Consult your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more in formation. Save up to 80% on your prescriptions. Are you currently using Diamox oral?

How does acetazolamide interact with other medications?

Does ACETAZOLAMIDE Interact with other Medications? These medications are not usually taken together. Consult your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more in formation. These medications may interact and cause very harmful effects. Consult your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more in formation.

How often should I take a half dose of acetazolamide?

If CrCl > 50 mL/min: Use full dose (250 mg four times a day or 500 mg extended-release capsule [e.g., Diamox Sequels] twice daily). If CrCl 10 to 50 mL/min: Use a half dose (250 mg twice daily).

How much acetazolamide should I give peritoneal dialysis patient?

If CrCl 10 to 50 mL/min: Use a half dose (250 mg twice daily). If CrCl < 10 mL/min: Do not give acetazolamide. If the patient is on hemodialysis: Use a half dose (250 mg twice daily). If the patient is on peritoneal dialysis: Use 125 mg daily. 3-5

How does Diamox tablet interact with other medications?

Does Diamox Tablet Interact with other Medications? These medications are not usually taken together. Consult your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more in formation. These medications may interact and cause very harmful effects. Consult your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more in formation.

Does ACETAZOLAMIDE Interact with other Medications? These medications are not usually taken together. Consult your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more in formation. These medications may interact and cause very harmful effects. Consult your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more in formation.

Is it safe to take acetazolamide with aspirin?

To make sure acetazolamide is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: severe breathing problems; angle closure glaucoma; or if you also take aspirin in high doses.

Can you take Diamox for longer than one day?

Do not use Diamox in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Your dose of this medicine will depend on the condition you are treating. If you take Diamox for congestive heart failure, your doctor may tell you to skip your medication for a day. Follow your doctor’s dosing instructions very carefully.