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Brand name: Diamox TM

Active ingredients: acetazolamide

What it is used 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A white, round, convex tablet, one side plain, the other side scored into quarters.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient acetazolamide

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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