Diamox (Acetazolamide) is an effective prescription medication that can be used to prevent altitude sickness and reduce symptoms.
It changes the acidity of the blood, thereby reducing the fluid around the lungs and brain which can help with breathing and the feeling of nausea.
- Prevents altitude sickness
- Reduces symptoms should they occur
- Contains a diuretic which changes the acidity of the blood to prevent nausea
- Available in a 250mg dosage
Free consultation with all orders (no prior-prescription required)
What are the benefits?
Using a medication to treat or prevent altitude sickness can be beneficial to anyone who is planning a trip which will involve climbing high mountains. This is because altitude sickness can present a significant risk to your health as well as limiting your enjoyment of the holiday. Diamox (Acetazolamide) can be used to prevent altitude sickness as well as to reduce the symptoms you may already be suffering from.
How does Diamox work?
The active ingredient in Diamox is acetazolamide, a diuretic which increases the amount of urine produced by the body which in turn changes the acidity of the blood. Although it is not currently licensed in the UK as a treatment for altitude sickness, it reduces the fluid around the lungs and brain which helps with breathing so it is often prescribed to people who are at risk of suffering from altitude sickness.
Who can take Diamox?
Acetazolamide is usually safe and effective for anyone looking to prevent altitude sickness although there are people who will not be prescribed the medication. Some reasons can include allergies to any of its active ingredients, pregnancy, liver or kidney problems or a history of glaucoma. During your online consultation you will be asked to mention any other health conditions or medications as it may affect the dosage of acetazolamide which you will be prescribed.
How do you take Diamox?
You can buy Diamox (Acetazolamide) capsules in doses of 250mg from euroClinix. Take one tablet twice a day, 24 hours before you start climbing and continue until you descend the mountain. Be sure to take the tablets whole with a meal. You should not increase your daily dose without consulting with a doctor and if you forget to take it at some point do not double your next dosage.
Diamox, and its generic form Acetazolamide, should be used in conjunction with other methods of preventing altitude sickness. When climbing a high mountain it is important to allow the body time to acclimatise to the different altitudes and if you begin to suffer from severe symptoms you should always decrease immediately.
What are the side effects?
As with all prescription medication, some patients may suffer from side effects when taking Acetazolamide, the most common of which include headaches, dizziness, tiredness or digestive problems such as diarrhoea or nausea. Some people may also experience temporary short-sightedness, changes in libido, ringing of the ears drowsiness.
Some extremely rare side effects can include allergic reactions, which are characterised by skin rashes, swelling and difficulty breathing, difficulty urinating, weak muscles, fever or bruising. If you suffer from any of these symptoms you should consult a doctor immediately as the medication may be affecting your liver or kidneys.
Can you buy Diamox online?
Yes. You can buy Diamox (Acetazolamide) online at euroClinix, where you will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire so that our doctors can ensure that the medication will be safe and effective for you to use. Your order will then be approved and an online prescription will be sent to one of our registered pharmacies and dispatched to your address for free next day delivery.
Please note, Diamox will not always be packaged as shown in the picture above. If you choose the 28 or 56 tablet option, you will receive your medication in a plain white box with the dosage information included.
"Altitude sickness occurs at high altitudes when the amount of oxygen available in the air decreases. Taking a treatment like Diamox can help to prevent these uncomfortable symptoms."
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- Genuine medication
- Prescribed by a registered doctor
- Dispatched from a licensed UK pharmacy