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Uses and Abuses of Diamox

Figure 1: Patient with acute angle closure
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Introduction
Diamox (acetazolamide) is a systemically administered carbonic anhydrase inhibitor (CAI). Although there are several clinical indications for Diamox, its usage is limited due to many side effects, contraindications and drug interactions. Often the adverse effects are mild and self-limiting but sometimes they are severe and life-threatening. Caution is therefore needed when considering treating a patient with Diamox. Continue reading