Oxygen Max is an all natural alternative to using the prescription medication Diamox (Acetazolamide) for Altitude Sickness. Oxygen Max naturally helps relieve altitude sickness using proven herbal ingredients with no known or reported side effects.
Diamox (Acetazolamide) is not specifically designed to treat altitude sickness. Mainly prescribed for treating Glaucoma it is also used for epileptic seizures, benign intracranial hypertension, dural ectasia, cystinuria, altitude sickness and also as a diuretic. It is not intended to relieve the symptoms of altitude sickness, what it does is compensate for hyperventilation. In response to less oxygen, the body increases its breathing rate, which reduces the carbon dioxide levels making the blood more alkaline. Diamox (Acetazolamide) acidifies the blood by making the kidneys secret bicarbonate bringing the blood PH to normal levels.
There are two things to consider before taking this medication.
First, are the many side effects; the most common being, a tingling feeling in the extremities, hearing dysfunction, loss of appetite, taste alteration, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, confusion, and increased urination.
The less common reactions include fever, rashes, blood in urine, painful urination, seizures, yellowing of the skin, and unusual bruising. Second are reactions common to sulfonamide derivatives. Fatalities have occurred although rarely, due to severe reactions to sulfonamides including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, fulminant hepatic necrosis, toxic epidermal necrolysis, aplastic anemia, agranulocytosis, and other blood dyscrasias.
It is highly recommended to try this medication before going on any trip. The important thing is to research Diamox (Acetazolamide), there is a lot of information online, take the time to understand the mechanism of how it works, possible side effects, and read the testimonials from people who have taken it. This information will help you make an informed decision about taking the medication or raise some question you may want to ask your physician.