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?
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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