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How does the drug diamox (acetazolamide) effect electrolyte function in the body?

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Dr. James Cain answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

Diuretic: Acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor leading to loss of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) in the urine. This can cause metabolic acidosis. In addition all diuretics cause fluid losses, this may lead to low potassium. The primary problem here is the acidosis.

Answered 12/31/2013

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