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.
I just started Diamox (acetazolamide) for hypokalemic periodic paralysis. How long (if I react to it) will it take till I see a change?
Unsure. HPP is a rare condition and should be treated by a specialist. In both the genetic and hyperthyroid-related forms, a low carb diet should be first line treatment. Results with pharmacologic agents such as Diamox (acetazolamide) are inconsistent. Mechanism of action is unclear, and Diamox (acetazolamide) has potential side effects. Please be sure to get close follow up. Read more...