Diamox, Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

What is Diamox, Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide)?

Acetazolamide is a strong carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.

What brand names are available for acetazolamide?

Diamox and Diamox Sequels are the brand names available for acetazolamide in the US.

Is Diamox, Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) available as a generic drug?

Yes

Do I need a prescription for Diamox, Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide)?

Yes

Why is Diamox, Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) prescribed to patients?

Acetazolamide a prescription medicine used for the following conditions:

What are the side effects of Diamox, Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide)?

Common side effects include:

Other less common side effects include:

Possible serious side effects of Diamox:

Possible serious side effects include:

  • Liver problems
  • Flaccid paralysis
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome (severe skin rash)
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (severe skin rash)
  • Agranulocytosis (decrease in white blood cells)
  • Aplastic anemia and other blood disorders
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Growth retardation in children
  • Seizures
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/7/2016
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