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Diamox

 

Diamox contains Acetazolamide which is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It acts in the kidney to increase the excretion of Bicarbonate, sodium and potassium in the urine.

Instock
Dosage
250mg
+
Package-type
28 Tablets
£49.95
+
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Acetazolamide (Diamox)

Acetazolamide is a mild diuretic usually given to correct abnormal fluid retention and to treat Glaucoma. Recent studies, alongside it's use in Altitude sickness, have found that it is safe and effective in reducing the risk of altitude sickness and associated symptoms. It has a marked effect on acclimatisation allowing a better and more tolerable climbing experience.

Overview of Diamox

Diamox contains Acetazolamide which is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It acts in the kidney to increase the excretion of Bicarbonate, sodium and potassium in the urine. This helps to decrease the alkalosis which occurs during ascent especially after 3000m. It also increases the acidity of the blood enabling the body to maintain and possibly increase its oxygen intake at higher altitudes, thus augmenting the bodies capability of acclimatisation.


How to Take Diamox

The usual dosing of Diamox is 125- 250mg Once or Twice a day. The Tablets should be taken one to two days before entering an altitude of 1500m, and taken every day as directed until the desired altitude level is reached. Once the descent occurs, the tablets can be stopped.

The Prescribing Doctor will confirm the most appropriate dosage for you. If you are uncertain, our Doctors are available to provide one to one expert advice and recommendations.


Staying Safe with Prescription Doctor

As with all medications, there are certain risks when taking Diamox if you have any medical conditions or taking medications detailed below:-

    •    Epileptic
    •    Previous or active Liver or Kidney Issues
    •    Diabetic
    •    Suffer from Blood Clots
    •    Taking Lithium preparations
    •    Medication which interfere with Folic Acid such as Methotrexate
    •    Sodium Bicarbonate preparations

Please inform our Doctor of any medication or conditions to ensure Diamox is safe and effective for you.

Diamox should not be taken with Aspirin or Aspirin containing products, such as Anadin, as it can cause toxic reactions.

Do not take if you are Pregnant or Breastfeeding.

 

Adverse Effects when using Diamox

Diamox is relatively safe and effective. Its side effects are usually mild and lessen the longer it is taken. However, it is important to understand the potential effects that can occur. We recommend reading the Patient Information Leaflet to familiarise yourself with this medication.

The possible effects are listed below:-

    •    Taste Disturbances
    •    Diarrhoea
    •    Flushing
    •    Tingling of the extremities, feeling over-excited
    •    Tiredness, Dizziness or irritability
    •    Headache
    •    Appetite change, Thirst
    •    Reduced Libido


Ordering your Diamox Online

Our Doctors recommend conducting thorough research before travelling and climbing to high altitudes. Prophylactic treatment with Diamox can be obtained after aconsultation with our Doctor. If approved before 3 pm, the UK Registered Pharmacy can dispatch your order for a next day delivery. The medical team recommend obtaining your supply well in advance of your trip as the course of treatment should be started a few days before.

 

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Diamox
  • Active Ingredient(s): Acetazolamide
  • Manufacturer: Mercury Pharma
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Dosage: 250 mg
  • Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
  • Application: Men and women over 18 needing altitude sickness prevention treatment
  • Posology: Take up to 4 tablets a day, starting 2 days before ascent
  • Description:  Men and women over 18 needing altitude sickness prevention treatment
  • Drug class: Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
  • Alcohol consumption: Can cause side effects - take caution or avoid alcohol consumption, seek a GP for further advice
  • When breastfeeding: Diamox 250mg Tablets SHOULD NOT be taken if you are breastfeding
  • When pregnant: Diamox 250mg Tablets SHOULD NOT be taken if you are pregnant
Click here to view the Diamox - Patient Information Leaflet

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