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Diamox Strip Of 15 Tablets

By WYETH PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED
15 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Acetazolamide(250.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
GLAUCOMA DRUGS

Medical Description

Diamox tablet is used to treat eye conditions called glaucoma. It contains a medicine called acetazolamide. In Glaucoma, the nerve which connects our eye to our brain is injured mainly because of the ...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
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    Quick Summary
uses

Uses of Diamox Strip Of 15 Tablets

Diamox tablet is used for treating increased pressure in the eye for an eye condition called Glaucoma.
contraindications

Contraindications of Diamox Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • Known allergy to acetazolamide and any other ingredient of the medicine.
  • Low salt and electrolyte levels in the body.
  • Increased level of chlorine in the body.
  • Patients with a history of kidney failure or other kidney problems.
  • Patients with adrenal glands (glands situated over kidneys) dysfunction.
  • Patients with a history of liver failure or other liver problems.
  • The use of Diamox tablet is prohibited in children under 12 years of age.
  • Diamox tablet are advised not to be used in pregnancy or if the planning of a family.
sideEffects

Side effects of Diamox Strip Of 15 Tablets

  • Fits
  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting
  • Itching
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle pain
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Difficulty in passing urine
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Diamox Strip Of 15 Tablets

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Diamox tablet during pregnancy?
A:
This medicine should not be used during pregnancy due to insufficient information on its safety in pregnancy, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Diamox tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Diamox tablets can be taken by a lactating woman if prescribed by a doctor. However, it should be used with caution in lactating women.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Diamox tablet?
A:
Possible side effects of this medicine include drowsiness, confused mind, and far objects appear blurry. The patients are advised to avoid driving on the appearance of any such effects.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Diamox tablet?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any form of kidney problem like stones.
  • You have liver disease.
  • You have a blood glucose-related problem.
  • You are of age above 65.
  • You have a lung-related disorder like difficulty in breathing.
  • You are taking any medicine to treat fits or seizures.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Diamox Strip Of 15 Tablets

How Does It Work?

Acetazolamide present in Diamox tablet works by reducing the production of fluids in our eye by inhibiting the action of certain enzymes responsible for the production of fluids in the eyes. Thus, it ...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Diamox Strip Of 15 Tablets

Take Diamox tablet as a whole with a glass of water as per your doctor's prescription.
interactions

Interactions of Diamox Strip Of 15 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Diamox tablet should be taken cautiously with methotrexate, anti-diabetics and blood thinners as it may increase or decrease the action of these medicines.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines like digoxin for the treatment of heart failure and blood pressure-lowering medicines.
  • Diamox tablet if taken along with medicines used for the treatment of seizures or fits may lead to bone softening, hence caution is advised.
  • Diamox tablet may increase the levels of amphetamine and quinidine and prolong their action.
  • If this medicine taken along with sodium bicarbonate (used to reduce stomach acid) can lead to kidney stones.
  • Lithium therapy used for brain-related disorders should be used cautiously with Diamox tablet as it can increase the levels of lithium in the body.
  • Diamox tablet can reduce the antiseptic action of urinary antiseptics such as methenamine.
  • Other medicines like ciclosporin, carbamazepine and primidone may interact with this medicine.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Diamox Strip Of 15 Tablets

Diamox tablet should be stored below 30°C in its original package to protect it from light and moisture. Keep it out of the reach of children.
dosage

Dosage of Diamox Strip Of 15 Tablets

Overdose

The overdose of Diamox tablet results in symptoms like shortness of breath, swelling in eyelids/face/lips, itching in the whole body, fever, ulcers in the mouth, fits, include headache, nausea, vomiti...
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Missed a Dose

It is advised to continue to take this medicine for as long as the doctor recommends. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you re...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Diamox tablet used for?

A: Diamox tablet is used for reducing pressure inside the eye for an eye condition known as Glaucoma.

Q: Can I take Diamox tablet after cataract surgery?

A: No, this should only be used when prescribed by a doctor and for the condition that it is prescribed for.

Q: What are the side effects of Diamox tablet?

A: You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness and increased urine output especially during the initial days of the treatment. Dry mouth, nausea, blurred vision, loss of appetite may also be experienced by a few individuals treated with this medicine.

Q: Does Diamox cause photosensitivity?

A: This medicine can make an individual more sensitive to the sun. So, it is advised to wear protective clothing, sunglasses and also use sun protection creams (sunscreen) while going out in the sun.

Q: Can Diamox be given to the elderly?

A: Elderly patients above 60 years are more susceptible to the side effects like confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, etc which might increase the risk of falls. Hence, it should be given only upon medical advice.

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ContainsAcetazolamide(250.0 Mg)
UsesGlaucoma
Side effectsFits, fever, tiredness, vomiting, itching, headache
Last Updated on: 16 Oct 2021 | 01:25 PM (IST)
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