High Altitude Medication -Diamox off Market

Carl Weil's picture

Acclimatization drug available in only generic [Not enough profit?]

YES its ok to buy the generic, its even cheaper!

...basically says the original manufacturer just decided to stop making it, and implies generic acetazolamide would be still be available.

> After considering the citizen petition and reviewing Agency records, FDA has determined under § 314.161 that DIAMOX (acetazolamide) intravenous, 500 mg base/vial, and DIAMOX (acetazolamide) tablets,

125 mg and 250 mg, were not withdrawn for reasons of safety or effectiveness.  You can still buy generic!


Do you know folks who use Decadron steroid to reach the summit? What about the use restricted to emergency descent  instead?