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For adjunctive treatment of: chronic simple (open-angle) glaucoma, secondary glaucoma, and preoperatively in acute angle-closure glaucoma where delay of surgery is desired in order to lower intraocular pressure. DIAMOX is also indicated for the prevention or amelioration of symptoms associated with acute mountain sickness despite gradual ascent.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended dosage is 1 capsule (500 mg) two times a day. Usually 1 capsule is administered in the morning and 1 capsule in the evening. It may be necessary to adjust the dose, but it has usually been found that dosage in excess of 2 capsules (1 g) does not produce an increased effect. The dosage should be adjusted with careful individual attention both to symptomatology and intraocular tension. In all cases, continuous supervision by a physician is advisable.
In those unusual instances where adequate control is not obtained by the twice-a-day administration of DIAMOX SEQUELS (acetazolamide xr) , the desired control may be established by means of DIAMOX (tablets or parenteral). Use tablets or parenteral in accordance with the more frequent dosage schedules recommended for these dosage forms, such as 250 mg every four hours, or an initial dose of 500 mg followed by 250 mg or 125 mg every four hours, depending on the case in question.
Acute Mountain Sickness: Dosage is 500 mg to 1000 mg daily, in divided doses using tablets or extended-release capsules as appropriate. In circumstances of rapid ascent, such as in rescue or military operations, the higher dose level of 1000 mg is recommended. It is preferable to initiate dosing 24 to 48 hours before ascent and to continue for 48 hours while at high altitude, or longer as necessary to control symptoms.
DIAMOX® SEQUELS® (Acetazolamide Extended-Release Capsules) are available as 500 mg: Orange opaque cap and orange opaque body filled with white to off-white pellets. Imprinted in black ink, Barr 699. Available in bottles of: 100
Store at controlled room temperature 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).
Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Subsidiary of BarrPharmaceuticals, Inc. Pomona, New York 10970. Revised NOVEMBER 2004. FDA Rev date: 3/15/2005
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/7/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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