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Medicine For Diamox Overdose
Unlikely: Although serious dehydration and salt depletion has occurred requiring hospitalization and supportive care, overdose of Diamox (acetazolamide) is very survivable. The half life of Diamox (acetazolamide) is 9 hours and is cleared by the kidneys. Usually fluid support is given and often potassium while maintaining the body's in acid base balance. As Diamox (acetazolamide) clears out, the person gradually recovers--usually without any lasting harm. ...Read more
Fluids and Time: Diamox (acetazolamide) is passed unchanged by the kidneys in about 18 hours. It causes dehydration and often a drop in potassium. There is no antidote. It can alter the acid/ base state of the body and a serious poisoning may need hospitalization. If you mean side effects like tingling, drowsiness, vision changes--they will subside on their own over the course of 24 hours. ...Read more
I take the medication called acetazolamide for a different condition. Would this medicine keep blood pressure down?
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
If diuretics or acetazolamide can't help in leg edema (obese) patient what can be used?Please give exact names of medicines rather than escapist reply
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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?
See below: Flushing , confusion, convulsions, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, fever, headache, malaise allergic skin reactions, photosensitivity, stevens-johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, urticaria electrolyte imbalance, growth retardation (children), hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, hyponatremia are some side effects consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Side effects acetazo: Many people have no or very little side effects.Other side effectsc are blurred vision, taste changes, nausea/vomiting/loss of appetite/constipation or diarrhea, drowssiness.There is always possibility of sever allergic reaction with swelling, rash, difficulty breathing and chest tightness.Frequent urination/blood in urine/darl urine, fever, lac of energy, yellowing of skin and eyes.Tingling in exremities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A mild variety: Common side effects of acetazolamide include dizziness, dry mouth, drowsiness, and an increased frequency of urination during the first few days of taking the pill. It may cause stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Acetazolamide’s side effects are typically mild in nature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acetazolamide: This drug works in the kidneys by inhibiting an enzyme called carbonic anhydrase. Carbonic anhydrase is the enzyme responsible for moving bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (a base) from the kidney back into the blood stream. Acetazolamide blocks this action, resulting in more acidic blood/more basic urine. This drug has a half-life of 15 hours, so depending on the dose may take a few days to clear. ...Read more
Acetazolamide side: Yes the minor side effects mainly gastrointestinal do get better as you get used to this drug.On the whole it is well tolerated by most patients. ...Read more