My daughter has a very rare movement disorder and has to have Diamox 500 to be able to even walk. The generic form is not working for her, why am I having so many problems finding this drug for her now??? She is becoming bedridden!! What do I do??
GENERIC NAME FOR DIAMOX SEQUELS
Acetazolamide 500mg; sust rel caps.
PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASS FOR DIAMOX SEQUELS
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.
MANUFACTURER OF DIAMOX SEQUELS
Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
INDICATIONS FOR DIAMOX SEQUELS
Adjunct in open-angle glaucoma.
ADULT DOSE FOR DIAMOX SEQUELS
500mg twice daily.
CHILDREN'S DOSING FOR DIAMOX SEQUELS
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR DIAMOX SEQUELS
Hypokalemia. Hyponatremia. Severe renal, hepatic, or adrenocortical impairment. Hyperchloremic acidosis. Cirrhosis. Chronic noncongestive angle-closure glaucoma. Sulfonamide allergy.
WARNINGS/PRECAUTIONS FOR DIAMOX SEQUELS
Respiratory impairment. Renal calcium calculi. Diabetes. Gout. Test blood periodically in chronic use. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.
INTERACTIONS FOR DIAMOX SEQUELS
May inhibit renal excretion of basic drugs and promote excretion of acidic drugs. May increase salicylate toxicity (acidosis). Hypokalemia with corticosteroids, potassium wasting diuretics.
ADVERSE REACTIONS FOR DIAMOX SEQUELS
Anorexia, drowsiness, confusion, malaise, depression, GI distress, paresthesias, tinnitus, acidosis, initial hypokalemia, hyperuricemia, transient myopia; renal calculi, nephrotoxicity, hepatic dysfunction, blood dyscrasias, rash, fever, photosensitivity (rare).
HOW IS DIAMOX SEQUELS SUPPLIED?
I have pseudo tumor cerebri does your daughter also? The generic acetaolimide is terrible I have been on Diamox sequels for 15 years i am 28 years old.. Diamox is a pill that isn't used anymore so when you go to pharmacy you have to tell them you need it specially ordered I have my cvs order it because no other pharmacy has it. I have also called duramed about the problems of finding it but they really were n o help, tell the pharmacist to order it but don't be surprised if they say it is on back order, this m edication is very hard to get n when you do stick to one pharmacy n tell them you need for it the rest of your daughters life to ensure they will keep getting it
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