Diamox (Acetazolamide) for Epilepsy | MyEpilepsyTeam

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Diamox is one brand name for Acetazolamide. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Acetazolamide is indicated for the treatment of epilepsy. Acetazolamide may be prescribed for absence or generalised tonic-clonic seizures, especially in cases where seizures are triggered by menstruation.

Diamox is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, or drug that increases carbon dioxide in the brain. It is believed that Diamox works in cases of epilepsy by reducing seizure activity.

How do I take it?
Diamox comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The AMH lists common side effects for Diamox including fatigue, drowsiness, depression, strange taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, black stools, increased urination, changes in electrolyte balance, and decreased libido.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Diamox include blood disorders and severe allergic reactions.

Information was sourced from:

The Australian Medicines Handbook

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