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I take the medication called acetazolamide for a different condition. Would this medicine keep blood pressure down?
Is a Shunt better than medication when it comes to IIH? I've tried Acetazolamide and Topamax (topiramate) but both gave me really bad side effects.
Individualised: The treatment is selected for each situation...talk to your doctor ...Read more
I am being treated with both diamox and topamax. Neither medications have helped my headaches to lessen. I've had my vision looked at by a neuro-ophthalmologist. I have mild paps. Since my headaches are not improving does that mean I need to increase the
Complex: Your case is complex, and thus you need to speak to your neuroophthalmologist in more detail. They should be able to assess your headaches along with your vision to see what signs and symptoms are present that a diagnostic plan can be created and altered to address your issues. ...Read more
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If shunting alone can treat CSF leak in IIH Patients, can appropriate pressure reducing medication (Diamox) treat the leak without surgical repair?
Why does a physician continually check electrolyte levels after prescribing the drug diamox (acetazolamide)?
Blood levels: Acetazolamide (a) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It can be used for the treatment of moderate to severe metabolic or respiratory alkalosis. A does this by interfering with bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (hco3-) reabsorption in the kidneys, thereby reacidifying the blood – hence alkalyzing the urine. The physician wants to monitor how the co2 levels in the blood are to see if changes in the dose of a are needed. ...Read more
Hi doctor .is acetazolamide drug is available as eye drop because i took it as tablet and it cause me numbness in hands and feet and tiredness?
Makes Blood Acidic: We hyperventilate at altitude, trying to grab more oxygen molecules. We blow off too much CO2 & ruin our acid base balance. We feel unwell. Diamox forces kidneys to excrete bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) a base of carbonic acid; speeding the move toward more normal acid base status--something that would take our bodies days to do. With Diamox, we achieve this much more quickly & avoid minor altitude symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acetazolamide: The half-life of acetazolamide is 10-15 hours. So that means that by roughly 15 hours, half of it has cleared, and half is still in the body. The concentration cotinues to be cut in half every 15 hours. Depending on the dosage and frequency, it lasts in the body for at least a few days. ...Read more
Acetazolamide: The half-life of acetazolamide is 10-15 hours. So that means that by roughly 15 hours, half of it has cleared, and half is still in the body. The concentration cotinues to be cut in half every 15 hours. Depending on the dosage and frequency, it lasts in the body for at least a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The Most Common:: Carbonated drinks taste awful for many on Diamox (acetazolamide) which can be a surprise if you are a dedicated soda pop fan; beer becomes dreadful as well. Foods may also become either bitter or oddly bland though this side effect sometimes fades with time. Others might note a metallic taste in their mouth. A few complain of nausea and loss of appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lowers pressure: Diamox (acetazolamide) is a terrific agent for lowering the internal pressure of the eye. This will only have an effect on the vision if over the long run the vision would have been threatened by elevated pressure when Diamox (acetazolamide) could have normalized it. In the short run, no effects will be symptomatic. ...Read more
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