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Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Qty-Price (USD)
Type: drug type
Product: Diamox
Manufacturer: Brand
Country: India
Dosage: 250 mg

Generic Equivalent of Diamox
Qty-Price (USD)
Type: drug type
Product: Acetazolamide
Manufacturer: Generic
Country: Canada
Dosage: 250 mg

Diamox Information

reviewed by Dr. HaVy Ngo, Pharmacist on 1/24/2023 10:29:17 AM.

Diamox Details (Brand and Generic) offers the brand Diamox from India manufactured by Sanofi Aventis. The generic Acetazolamide comes from Canada by a different manufacturer.


Diamox and the generic Acetazolamide are both available in the strength of 250 mg tablets.


Diamox (Acetazolamide) belongs to a class of drugs known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors; this medication works by decreasing buildup of certain fluids in the body. Diamox (Acetazolamide) is a prescription medication used to treat and prevent altitude sickness, certain types of seizures. Diamox is used to treat certain types of glaucoma by reducing the amount of fluid in the eye. It is also used as a diuretic in people with congestive heart failure since it can reduce the build-up of fluid in the body.

Side Effects and Precautions

Stop using the medication and get medical care if you have an allergic reaction. Signs of an allergic reaction may include difficulty breathing, hives (rash on your body), swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat—If you experience any of these symptoms, please call 911 or seek emergency medical care at the nearest emergency room (ER).

The common side effects of Diamox include altered sense of taste, confusion, diarrhea, drowsiness, increased urination, loss of appetite, numbness or tingling (in the arms and legs), hearing problems, ringing in the ears, nausea, and vomiting.

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• A blood cell disorder – sudden weakness, fever, sore throat, chills, unusual tiredness or shortness of breath;
• A seizure;
• Blood in urine or stools;
• Liver problems – loss of appetite, supper stomach pain, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes);
• Loss of movement in any part of the body;
• Severe skin reaction;
• Signs of a kidney stone – lower back pain or flank pain, bloody urine, painful urination;
• Signs of metabolic acidosis – confusion, vomiting, lack of energy, irregular heartbeats

The above information is a summary and may not contain all the side effect information. If you still have questions about side effects, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist so they can address all your concerns.

Warnings and Interactions

You should not use Diamox if you are allergic to Acetazolamide or if you have:
• Adrenal gland failure;
• An allergy to sulfa drugs;
• An electrolyte imbalance;
• Severe kidney or liver disease

Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history especially if you:
• Also take aspirin in high doses;
• Have angle closure glaucoma;
• Severe breathing problems

Diamox may affect your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do any activity that requires you to be alert. This medication can make you sunburn more easily. Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors. Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Acetazolamide and other medications. Do not breast-feed while you are taking this medication. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant. Diamox is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

Questions and Answers

Why is Diamox more affordable from Canada than the United States?

In general, all drug prices, not only Diamox, are more affordable to order from Canada because the price of both the brand and generic medication is regulated by the government. Also, since we established in 2006, our vision is to provide safe and affordable medication to people in the US.

Is it safe to buy Diamox from your pharmacy?

Our products are sourced only from facilities certified by authorities in the countries we import them from. has a rigorous process for selecting our partners, so that you, our customer, get the safest medicine. We are also a Certified Canadian Pharmacy that adheres to the requirements imposed by the Province of British Columbia.

How much does generic Diamox cost in Canada?

At our pharmacy, the cost of generic Diamox 250 mg starts at $37.99 for 100 tablets.

What is the lowest price of Diamox per unit?

Diamox starts at $0.38 per tablet for the generic and $0.51 per tablet for the brand name.

How much is the shipping?

Our shipping fee is a flat rate of $10.00 per order. Our pharmacy focuses on getting you the lowest prices on high quality products.

How do I order from your pharmacy?

Ordering Diamox from us is very simple. You can place the order online or call Customer Service at 1866.920.3784. For additional information or for the ordering process, visit our How to Order page.

Are your Diamox prices competitive?

Yes, we are taking great pride in offering some of the most competitive prices across Canadian pharmacies. In some cases, we might be able to either match or beat our competitors' prices. Please call our friendly customer service at 1866.920.3784.

Is there a limit on how many Diamox tablets I am allowed to order at one time? can only dispense a maximum of a three month supply of Diamox at one time, as per your doctor's prescription.

Can I buy Diamox over the counter from you?

No, Diamox requires a valid prescription from your doctor. We do not sell this product without a valid prescription.

Do you ship to the United States?

Yes, we do. It usually takes between 7 and 18 business days to receive your order from our pharmacy.

Is there a generic for Diamox? Yes, there is a generic alternative for this product, called Acetazolamide.

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