What is Altitude Sickness?

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is caused by lower levels of oxygen at high altitudes and a decrease in air pressure. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, light-headedness, fatigue, rapid heart rate and shortness of breath. Severe cases of altitude sickness may require hospitalization.

Treatments for altitude sickness include extra oxygen, descending to a lower altitude, or medication. Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor drugs like Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide er) are commonly used.

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Popular Altitude Sickness Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors 86 See Prices
Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors 165 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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