acetazolamide

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acetazolamide

[‚as·ə·tə′zäl·ə‚mīd]
(pharmacology)
(CH3CONH)C2N2S(SO2NH2) An odorless, white to faintly yellowish-white, crystalline powder with a melting point of 258°C; slightly soluble in water; used as a diuretic.
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Diamox (azetazo-lamide), however, does effectively address the symptoms caused by high altitude.
It has meant Davids has not been able to use Diamox for fear of failing a drugs test.
On the second evening I was feeling quite chipper, and told Carl, one of my roommates in the hut, that Diamox was truly a miracle drug and that it was working wonderfully, except perhaps for a touch of diarrhea.
The patient was kept on broad spectrum antibiotics and tablet Diamox for 15 days, not showing any improvement, patient was taken up for re-exploration via end-aural approach, cavity was well epithelialized.
Of all our treatments, she thinks that Pleo Muc is the most important and has stabilized her RP for the past three years so that she no longer requires Diamox.
If the anterior chamber completely fills with blood this is called a 'black ball' and requires admission, diamox 250 mg qid, timolol and referral for drainage.
A standard preventative is a prescription drug called Diamox, which reduces fluid buildup and aids in oxygen transfer in thin air.
Diamox Sequels, one of the products being obtained from Wyeth, is a glaucoma treatment.
Serie A players are not allowed to use substances banned by the IOC but Davids, who has glaucoma, used Diamox to treat his eye condition while he played for Holland in a friendly against Belgium over the weekend.
Oral drugs that are used by ophthalmologists when all other medications fail to reduce pressure include glycerin (Osmoglyn 50%; usually prescribed for closed angle attack) and the carbonic anhydrase inhibitors: acelazolamide as Diamox, Diamox Sequels.
Other items to think about are water purification; Diamox for travellers to altitude; skin and ear antibiotics for divers; and malaria treatments for those going to malarial areas.