Diamox contraindications and warnings

Manufacturer: Goldshield Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
active ingredient: acetazolamide

dosage form: tablet



Acetazolamide is not intended for the long-term treatment of chronic ocular hypertension (cataract) when the chamber angle of the eye is closed.

Acetazolamide should not be used with an increased concentration of chloride in the blood. This can lead to hyperacidity (hyperchloraemic acidosis).

In gout, the application is not allowed, as more urea crystals can form in the tissue.

Because of its diuretic effect, acetazolamide must not be used in cases of impaired kidney function, such as adrenocortical insufficiency (adrenal insufficiency). Even with an increased calcium blood concentration (hypercalcemia), one should refrain from taking the active ingredient.

What should you watch out for during pregnancy and lactation?

Acetazolamide may interfere with the salt balance of the pregnant woman, thereby adversely affecting the unborn baby. Also, the blood flow of the mother cake (placenta) can be reduced. Therefore, the active ingredient should not be used during pregnancy.

Acetazolamide passes into breast milk and inhibits milk production. Depending on the dose, route of administration and duration, serious harm to the baby may occur (cardiac arrhythmia or bleeding tendency). Nursing mothers should not be treated with acetazolamide or abstain.

What should be considered in children?

Since there is no established experience of pediatric use, acetazolamide should not be used in children under the age of 12.


  • The use of machinery or the ability to drive may be impaired.
  • Reactivity is impaired.
  • Potassium should be given, for example, with potassium-containing medicines or through dietary measures (vegetables, bananas, dried apricots).
  • If the medication is taken over a long period of time, you should always take an additional dose of potassium. This can be done either by potassium supplements or appropriate nutrition (e.g., vegetables, bananas, dried apricots).

Medicines can cause allergic reactions. Signs can be:
Redness of the skin, runny nose, itching, mucosal swelling, itching and redness of the eyes,
Narrowing of the respiratory tract (asthma). In rare cases it can cause allergic shock with unconsciousness
If you notice signs of an allergic reaction, inform a doctor immediately.