About Diamox

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About Diamox

Manufacturer: Goldshield Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
active ingredient: acetazolamide

dosage form: tablet



Diamox contains the active substance acetazolamide.

Acetazolamide is mainly used for the treatment of high intraocular pressure (cataract), especially in acute cases. It is given together with other active ingredients, such as beta-blockers or mannitol infusions.

Acetazolamide can also be used to treat certain symptoms of altitude sickness, which can occur due to low air pressure at altitudes of 2,000 meters or more. It can also be used in Meniere’s disease.

Because of its antispasmodic effect acetazolamide is used in epilepsy. It has been observed that the number of epileptic seizures can be reduced by acetazolamide.

Acetazolamide is hardly used today as a diuretic in water retention in the tissue (edema).

For the following application areas of Acetazolamide , in-depth information is available:

  • Green Star
  • epilepsies
  • Water retention in tissue (edema)
  • Meniere’s Disease

Areas of application according to the manufacturer’s instructions

  • green star
  • Water retention in tissues of various causes, including those in brain tissue
  • inadequate respiration with hyperacidity of the blood
  • Epilepsy
  • Meniere’s disease (a disease of the ear and the organ of balance in the ear)


For acute intraocular pressure elevation (acute glaucoma), 500 mg (2 tablets) should be given once and then the therapy should be continued with 125 to 250 milligrams (1/2 to 1 tablet) every 4 hours.
If Diamox is taken for the treatment of glaucoma, the starting dose is two tablets, followed by one quarter tablet every four hours. For long-term treatment, the dose is between one-half and two tablets daily. For long-term therapy, 250 milligrams (1 tablet) are taken twice a day. This can be increased in case of poor response to 2 times 500 milligrams (1 prolonged-release tablet).

When using Diamox for water retention, adults should take 1 to 1 1/2 tablets once daily in the morning. However, the best water outflow is achieved with a two-day intake of 250 to 375 milligrams of acetazolamide in the morning and then a day off.

Pack size & amp; Prices

This page gives you an overview of package size, drug content and price of Diamox . The following listing form Diamox is available:
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Other ingredients

The following non-active ingredients are included in the medicine:

  • magnesium
  • cornstarch
  • calcium hydrogen phosphate
  • sodium salt
  • Poly (O-carboxymethyl) starch

Potential Diamox side effects may include:

Diamox used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Michael H. Hernandez says:
    1.0 rating

    My son took Diamox because of glaucoma, which eventually stopped helping an Op. The side effects were tingling in the limbs, pressure on the chest, stinging in the chest. This was due to the potassium deficiency caused by Diamox. So it is important to take enough potassium, in the form of bananas and if that is not enough, take potassium tablets, then the symptoms disappeared.

    Side effects: Sensation disorders
  2. Tabetha B. Gustavson says:
    3.0 rating

    Diamox for Pseudotumor cerebri

    It was sometimes very frustrating that hardly any doctors are familiar with the area and many, due to their ignorance, play down the situation. Meanwhile, my situation is improving more and more and I was able to stop the drug (first trial).

  3. Laura B. McDonald says:
    3.0 rating

    Diamox for Pseudotumor cerebri

    I had taste disturbances all the time, worst of all with carbonated drinks. There were also emotional disorders in the whole face. It did not work for me at all

  4. Jasmin G. Black says:
    3.5 rating

    Diamox for Pseudotumor cerebri

    Initially very severe potassium deficiency associated with cardiac arrhythmias. Paresthesia (tingling) actually constantly in the hands and feet. Tiredness, exhaustion. Currently debilitating breathing problems, where the doctors say that does not come from Diamox. I disagree 🙁

  5. Valerie J. Byford says:
    2.0 rating

    Nausea and vomiting immediately after taking Diamox. Very high dosage.

    Side effects: Vomit; Nausea
  6. Violet M. Johnson says:
    3.0 rating

    Diamox for Pseudotumor cerebri

    After the diagnosis ‘pseudotumor cerebri’ was made, I got the drug diamox for treatment, which will tell something to some. already one tab later, i was able to clearly perceive side effects. I had taste problems in terms of carbonated drinks. However, this side effect is enduring and not bad. However, I grew tired and feeble and day by day. and I am still today. The nausea, which I also initially felt, passed after about 1-2 months (luckily). what unfortunately remained, as I said, is just the lack of drive. From this drug I was also, as I now notice, much irritable and also somewhat depressive. At least that’s what I think, because it happened around the same time as diamox. what is to be added is probably the fact that diamox has not shown me a complete effect, or thereby my mind pressure could not be lowered, so I have to take a second remedy = topamac.

  7. Lawrence H. Regner says:
    3.5 rating

    Diamox for Pseudotumor cerebri

    Overall, the Kombinat the drug in the diagnosis of ICD 10 G93.2 essentially, the therapy is still ongoing and another hospital stay is pending.

    Side effects: Irritability; Fatigue
  8. Arnold A. Infante says:
    5.0 rating

    Diamox for Pseudotumor cerebri

    In 2009 I was discontinued with Diamox 1000mg, after repeated increases. CSF pressure afterwards at 310 mmHg. Could go back to work, but always tired and a headache 30 kg decreased in weight, because I simply no longer had a feeling of hunger. In 2011 in March I lost my left ear right and right now I am almost deaf, in addition to the head noises (searching radio station very loud) and tinnitus high and low tone always day and night. As I was told the Diamox are guilty of it. 2012 shunt implantation, sneaking away from Diamox, and CI 2013 since January, at intervals of 29 to 42 days of shooting dizziness associated with nausea, vomiting insane headaches. This lasts a whole day, because I’m just lying in bed. The duration is still 3-4 days until it is back to normal. It has now been determined that the shunt can no longer be adjusted. Normally he is at 13 now he can only be set to 4. So a lot of Kaos. Further investigations are being made. I can not go to work anymore. Because I’m too weak. Am in psychological treatment to deal with the pain reasonably.

    Side effects: Anorexia; Weight loss; Fatigue
  9. Elizabeth L. Groth says:
    1.0 rating

    Diamox for Pseudotumor cerebri

    First I got Diamox retard capsules. My dose was 1000mg / day. For the first few months, the soles of the feet and sometimes the palms of his hands tingled. Everything that was carbonated tasted disgustingly bitter. Sweet things tasted even sweeter. No weight gain, more weight loss. Thus better quality of life. Unfortunately, Diamox retard was taken out of business after 1 year. Since then I take the tablets. Also 1000mg / day. No tingling anymore. No bitter taste. No weight reduction. Sometimes I have the feeling that my vision has worsened, but according to the ophthalmologist this is not the case. I am often very impotent, sometimes slightly depressed. Do not get in the way. Not at all in the morning.

  10. Walter L. Lewis says:
    3.5 rating

    Diamox for Pseudotumor cerebri

    I have been taking Diamox for almost 6 years now. At first, no side effects were noted. After a week my hands and feet began to tingle, all carbonated drinks taste like old keys. And every two weeks since I took the pills, I feel sick. And in the evening I get kidney pain.

  11. Mary J. Huerta says:
    3.0 rating

    Diamox for Pseudotumor cerebri

    Tingling in the fingers, feet and face, carbonic acid tastes metal, high potassium deficiency & gt; resulting headache

    Side effects: Metal taste; Headache; Tingle
  12. Iris J. Justice says:
    2.5 rating

    Diamox for Pseudotumor cerebri

    Dizziness with repeated tipping over + unconscious, headache still remaining, stomach pain, exaggerated tiredness, listlessness, fatigue, exhausted, tingling in the legs of the hands, face, tasting of carbonated drinks, taste disorders, digestive problems

  13. Dana O. Smith says:
    4.5 rating

    Diamox for Pseudotumor cerebri

    The side effects are super violent. But I found a way how it will be easier. I take Diamox just before going to bed right in bed. So you do not notice the worst side effects, against the tingling I take magnesium for athletes of Abbey so that are also much better. Unfortunately, I have not found anything against the vision problems except the eye vitamins, but they relieve a little. Otherwise, the dizzy spells since I take them at night are limited. Hope could help my fellow sufferers a little Maggie

    Side effects: Dizziness; Blurred vision; Tingle