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I was diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension in

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I was diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension in the ER last week. The doctor gave me Diamox, 250mg. He said to take 2 a day for three days, and then increase the dosage to 4 a day.

When I up the dosage from 2 a day to 4 a day, do I spread the 4 out over the take (every six hours) or do I take 2 of them every 12 hours (my originally schedule when I only took two per day?)

You should take two of them every 12 hours.

You also need to be evaluated by an Ophthalmologist in the very near future as IIH can lead to serious vision issues.

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