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diamox and topamax

Post  lentils on Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:56 pm

Has anyone taken diamox and topamax together? I am taking topamax and was prescribed diamox for when I am living in the mountains. Both physician and pharmacist say no contraindications, but I have my doubts.

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Re: diamox and topamax

Post  lesherb on Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:05 pm

Diamox is a diuretic.
Topamax is an anti-seizure medication (anticonvulsant).

Why do you think they shouldn't be combined?
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Re: diamox and topamax

Post  lrobb98 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:33 pm

They have similar actions in one important sense: they are both "carbonic anhydrase inhibitors" to some degree, which means they can increase your serum chloride and decrease another compound(creating an "acidodic metabolic acidosis"). Clinically, with both you could easily get tingling all over, which could possibly be countered by taking potassium(or fruits etc.)...but it is best to try and avoid taking them together.....L.Robbins,M.D.

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