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Brand name: Diamox

Diamox is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) acetazolamide. On this page you will find out more about Diamox, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: acetazolamide

Information for medicine and pack size:
Diamox 250 mg uncoated tablet, 100

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

For adjunctive treatment of oedema due to congestive heart failure; drug induced oedema; centrencephalic epilepsies (petit mal, unlocalised seizures); chronic simple (open angle) glaucoma, secondary glaucoma and preoperatively in acute angle closure glaucoma where delay of surgery is desired in order to lower intraocular pressure.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A white, round, convex tablet with one side engraved "Lederle" around the circumfrence, the other side scored into quarters, about 11.1mm in diameter.

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
250 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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