Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Diamox Sequels


Acetazolamide is used to treat edema (fluid retention) caused by heart failure or other medicines. This medicine is also used to treat seizures (eg, petit mal, unlocalized seizures). It is also used to treat open-angle glaucoma, secondary glaucoma, and acute angle-closure glaucoma before surgery to lower pressure inside the eye.

This medicine is also used to prevent or make the symptoms of mountain sickness better in climbers.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Capsule, Extended Release