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Acetazolamide (Diamox) Summary

Description: One of the CARBONIC ANHYDRASE INHIBITORS that is sometimes effective against absence seizures. It is sometimes useful also as an adjunct in the treatment of tonic-clonic, myoclonic, and atonic seizures, particularly in women whose seizures occur or are exacerbated at specific times in the menstrual cycle. However, its usefulness is transient often because of rapid development of tolerance. Its antiepileptic effect may be due to its inhibitory effect on brain carbonic anhydrase, which leads to an increased transneuronal chloride gradient, increased chloride current, and increased inhibition. (From Smith and Reynard, Textbook of Pharmacology, 1991, p337)

Also Known As: Diamox; Acetadiazol; Acetazolam; Acetazolamide Sodium, (Sterile); Acetazolamide, Monosodium Salt Show All >>

Networked: 1814 relevant articles (151 outcomes, 199 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Acetazolamide is Relevant

  1. Altitude Sickness (Mountain Sickness) : 15 outcomes 21 studies in 100 results
  2. Pseudotumor Cerebri (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension) : 9 outcomes 13 studies in 51 results
  3. Anoxia (Hypoxia) : 8 outcomes 5 studies in 71 results
  4. Macular Edema : 8 outcomes 5 studies in 36 results
  5. Headache (Headaches) : 6 outcomes 5 studies in 42 results
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Drugs Related to Acetazolamide

  1. Carbonic Anhydrases (Carbonic Anhydrase)
  2. Acetazolamide (Diamox)
  3. Furosemide (Lasix)
  4. Dexamethasone (Maxidex)
  5. Timolol (Blocadren)
  6. dorzolamide (Trusopt)
  7. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs)
  8. Oxygen
  9. Sulfonamides
  10. zonisamide (Zonegran)
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Therapies Related to Acetazolamide

  1. Oral Administration
  2. Carotid Endarterectomy
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  4. Intraperitoneal Injections
  5. Lasers (Laser)
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