She has Glaucoma and now her eye Doctor has prescribed Diamox 500 mg twice a day. Should she be taking both and isn't this risky as far as dehydration to water loss? Also, I know this makes the potassium levels go down. Are bananas okay or should she take a potassium supplement. I also know potassium levels are crucial for the heart. Can you advise?
5 Sep 2009
Diamox (Acetazolamide) treatment may cause electrolyte imbalances, including low potassium therefore, periodic monitoring of serum electrolytes is recommended. From these results your doctor will advise if a Potassium supplement is required.
Bananas are a good source of potassium.
Diamox is only a weak diuretic and will not cause excessive water loss or dehydration.
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