Article Contents ::
- 1 The Brand Name DIAMOX Has Generic Salt :: Acetazolamide
- 2 DIAMOX Is From Company Wyeth Priced :: Rs. 62.7
- 3 DIAMOX have Acetazolamide is comes under Sub class Anti Glaucoma Drugs of Main Class Ocular
- 4 Main Medicine Class:: Ocular Sub Medicine Class :: Anti Glaucoma Drugs
- 5 Disclaimer ::
- 6 The Information available on this site is for only Informational Purpose , before any use of this information please consult your Doctor .Price of the drugs indicated above may not match to real price due to many possible reasons may , including local taxes etc.. These are only approximate indicative prices of the drug.
The Brand Name DIAMOX Has Generic Salt :: Acetazolamide
DIAMOX Is From Company Wyeth Priced :: Rs. 62.7
DIAMOX have Acetazolamide is comes under Sub class Anti Glaucoma Drugs of Main Class Ocular
Main Medicine Class:: Ocular Sub Medicine Class :: Anti Glaucoma Drugs
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Indications for Drugs ::
Glaucoma,Epilepsy,Idiopathic intracranial hypertension,Altitude sickness
Drug Dose ::
Adult: PO Diuresis 250-375 mg/day. Glaucoma; Epilepsy 250-1,000 mg/day. Prophylaxis of high altitude sickness 500-1,000 mg/day. Child: Glaucoma: 1 mth-12 yr: 10-20 mg/kg daily. Max: 750 mg daily, in 2-4 divided doses. Epilepsy: Neonates and up to 12 yr: Initially, 2.5 mg/kg bid-tid; maintenance: 5-7 mg/kg bid-tid. Max: 750 mg daily.
Hypersensitivity to sulphonamides; sodium or potassium depletion, hepatic insufficiency; hepatic cirrhosis; hyperchloraemic acidosis; severe renal impairment; severe pulmonary obstruction; chronic noncongestive angle-closure glaucoma; adrenocortical insufficiency. Pregnancy, lactation.
Drug Precautions ::
Potassium supplements may be required. Impaired hepatic or renal function; diabetes. Monitor plasma electrolytes and blood count regularly. IM route is not recommended. Caution when driving or operating machinery. Elderly.
Drug Side Effects ::
Drowsiness, paraesthesia, ataxia, dizziness, thirst, anorexia, headache; confusion, malaise, depression; GI distress, metabolic acidosis, polyuria, hyperuricaemia, renal calculi, nephrotoxicity, hepatic dysfunction. Potentially Fatal: Rarely, skin reactions or blood dyscrasias.
Pregnancy category ::
Drug Mode of Action ::
Acetazolamide specifically inhibits the enzyme carbonic anhydrase which catalyses the reversible reaction involving the hydration of CO2 and dehydration of carbonic acid. It increases the excretion of HCO3 ions and as well as Na and K leading to alkaline diuresis. Carbonic anhydrase is also inhibited in the CNS to retard abnormal and excessive discharge from neurons.
Drug Interactions ::
Concomitant use w/ high-dose aspirin may cause anorexia, tachypnoea, lethargy, metabolic acidosis, coma and death. May increase serum levels of phenytoin, resulting to increased risk of osteomalacia. May decrease serum concentrations of primidone. Additive effects w/ other carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. May increase the effects of folic acid antagonists. May decrease urinary excretion of amphetamine and quinidine. May prevent the urinary antiseptic effect of methenamine. May increase lithium excretion. Increased risk of renal calculus formation w/ Na bicarbonate. May increase ciclosporin levels.