GENERIC NAME: acetazolamide
BRAND NAME: Diamox, Diamox Sequels
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Acetazolamide a prescription medicine used for the following conditions:
- To remove extra fluid from the body (diuresis) in people with heart failure.
- Prevention and treatment of mountain sickness (altitude sickness)
Common side effects include:
- paresthesias (tingling, numbness, burning, prickling)
- ringing in the ears
- hearing problems
- loss of appetite
- changes in taste
- frequent urination
Other less common side effects include:
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