After high doses of Diamox and a range of side effects my daughter developed gall bladder dysfunction ending in surgery. Another 4 yrs later she has developed aheart problem and abdominal pain. Does anyone relate to these symptoms after Diamox use. She took it for intracranial hypertension.
This medication can deplete potassium in the body and potassium levels can affect the heart. Has she had her potassium levels in her blood monitered while on this medication or has she been on any potassium supplements or instructed to eat potassium rich foods? Here is a list of side effects for you
Dizziness, lightheadedness, and an increased amount of urine may occur, especially during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. Blurred vision, dry mouth, drowsiness, loss of appetite, stomach upset, headache and tiredness may also occur. If any of these symptoms persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these very unlikely but serious side effects occur: increased body hair, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, unusual tiredness, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain.
Seek immediate medical attention if any of these unlikely but very serious side effects occur: easy bleeding/bruising, fast/irregular heartbeat, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, difficulty concentrating), severe muscle cramps/pain, tingling of the hands/feet, blood in the urine, dark urine, painful urination, yellowing of the eyes/skin.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: blisters/sores in the mouth, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Diamox Information for Consumers
- Diamox Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Diamox (detailed)
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