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Diamox Gone?

Postby steelfrog » Thu May 16, 2013 2:15 pm

I am told that Diamox (acetylzolamide) is no longer available in the US? That there might be a new timed-release drug for old lady glaucoma? Anyone know about this? Other options for altitude sickness?

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Re: Diamox Gone?

Postby gdthomas » Thu May 16, 2013 2:40 pm

Diamox was available in prescription form as late as August, 2012. Other options? Viagra. So I've read.

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Re: Diamox Gone?

Postby YooperJonKornely » Thu May 16, 2013 2:56 pm

That would add a whole new meaning to going on a hard hike... :lol:

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Re: Diamox Gone?

Postby roguejackalope » Thu May 16, 2013 3:02 pm

Please consult your doctor if your hike lasts more than 4 hours. 8-[
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Re: Diamox Gone?

Postby carson_h » Thu May 16, 2013 3:10 pm

It looks like Diamox has been replaced with and slow release version called Diamox Sequels 500mg. It has less side effects, but its likely more expensive...

Re: Diamox Gone?

Postby Steve Climber » Thu May 16, 2013 3:16 pm

YooperJonKornely wrote:That would add a whole new meaning to going on a hard hike... :lol:


Are you just trying to get a rise out of us? :-"
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Re: Diamox Gone?

Postby klinger » Thu May 16, 2013 4:23 pm

I'm not gonna be able to blame Bill for this one guys. :shock:

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Re: Diamox Gone?

Postby Roald » Thu May 16, 2013 5:00 pm

Should help with pitching your tent in the dark, unless there is a good stiff breeze.
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Re: Diamox Gone?

Postby sdkeil » Thu May 16, 2013 5:28 pm

I picked up a prescription for Diamox today and had no problem.

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Re: Diamox Gone?

Postby SteveBonowski » Fri May 17, 2013 4:47 pm

I picked up a prescription today for Acetazolamide (Diamox), 125 mg., as part of my prep for the CMC high altitude trek next month to Bolivia.

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Re: Diamox Gone?

Postby MountainHiker » Fri May 17, 2013 5:12 pm

Roald wrote:Should help with pitching your tent in the dark, unless there is a good stiff breeze.

It’s not as much fun pitching the tent alone. :oops:
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Re: Diamox Gone?

Postby rlw49 » Sat May 18, 2013 10:33 am

Still available. Generics available. Not a problem.

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