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Diamox vs. Microzide

Are Diamox and Microzide the Same Thing?

Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) and Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide) are used to treat congestive heart failure.

Diamox Sequels is also used to treat glaucoma and to treat and to prevent acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness). Diamox Sequels is also used as a part of some treatment plans for seizure disorders.

Microzide is also prescribed for lowering blood pressure (hypertension) and accumulation of fluid (edema).

Diamox Sequels and Microzide belong to different drug classes. Diamox Sequels is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and Microzide is a diuretic (water pill).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Diamox?

Common side effects of Diamox include:

Other side effects of Diamox Sequels include:

Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Diamox Sequels including:

  • increased body hair,
  • hearing loss,
  • unusual tiredness,
  • persistent nausea or vomiting, or
  • severe stomach or abdominal pain.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Microzide?

Common side effects of Microzide include:

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Microzide including:

  • decrease in vision, or
  • eye pain.

What Is Diamox?

Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor used to treat glaucoma and to treat and to prevent acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness). Diamox Sequels is also used as a part of some treatment plans for congestive heart failure and seizure disorders.

What Is Microzide?

Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide) is a diuretic (water pill) prescribed for lowering blood pressure (hypertension) and accumulation of fluid (edema).

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What Drugs Interact With Diamox?

Diamox Sequels may interact with cyclosporine, primidone, diflunisal, aspirin and other salicylates, or lithium. Tell your doctor all medications you use. Diamox Sequels should be used during pregnancy only if prescribed. This medication passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant.

What Drugs Interact With Microzide?

Microzide may interact with other medicines that make you lightheaded (such as cold medicines, pain medications, muscle relaxers, and medicines for seizures, depression or anxiety), lithium, digoxin, cholestyramine, colestipol, steroids, other blood pressure medication, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and others), or insulin or oral diabetes medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Diamox Be Taken?

To treat glaucoma, the recommended dosage of Diamox Sequels is 1 capsule (500 mg) two times a day. To treat acute mountain sickness, dosage is 500 mg to 1000 mg daily, in divided doses using tablets or extended-release capsules as appropriate.

How Should Microzide Be Taken?

Microzide dose ranges from 12.5 to 100 mg/day depending on the condition that is being treated.

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Reviewed on 1/11/2019
References

DailyMed. Diamox Sequels Product Information.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=74e47451-2bc8-496e-88ad-c10002ee8e22
DailyMed. Microzide Product Information.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a24c641e-85f0-4aac-8703-2e596d673448
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