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Acetazolamide for altitude sickness. How much should one

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Acetazolamide for altitude sickness. How much should one take?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No. I am taking a blood thinner
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: Good
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I had cancer, but now am cancer free.. I have e-fib
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 14 days ago.

Hello and thanks for your question! You're speaking with Dr. Bridget. I appreciate your patience as I review your question and prepare my response.

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 14 days ago.

Are you trying to treat or prevent altitude sickness? There are different doses for prophylaxis vs treatment.

Regards,

Dr. Bridget

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
prevent
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 13 days ago.

Thanks for clarifying.

Prevention dose is 125 mg twice a day. It can be started the day before you will ascend or the day of. It can be continued for 2-3 days once you are ascended.

Do you have further questions? I am happy to help:)

Regards,

Dr. Bridget

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 9 days ago.

Hi! How is everything going with the Acetazolamide?

Regards,

Dr. Bridget

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