DIAMOX Tablets (2015)
Active ingredients: Acetazolamide
Product Name and Form
DIAMOX 250mg Tablets.
Acetazolamide Mercury Pharma 250mg Tablets.
Round, convex, white tablets engraved with “FW 147” on one side and cored in quarters on the other.
Qualitative and Quantitative Composition
Each tablet contains 250mg acetazolamide BP.
For excipients see 6.1.
Acetazolamide is an enzyme inhibitor which acts specifically on carbonic anhydrase. By inhibiting the reaction catalysed by this enzyme in the renal tubules, acetazolamide increases the excretion of bicarbonate and of cations, chiefly sodium and potassium, and so promotes alkaline diuresis. By inhibiting carbonic anhydrase in the eye acetazolamide decreases intra-ocular pressure and is therefore useful in the treatment of glaucoma.
Sodium starch glycolate
Pack sizes and Marketing
Amber glass bottles with metal screw-on caps.
Polypropylene bottles with plastic screw-on caps.
The product is supplied in bottles of 112 tablets.
Mercury Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Capital House, 85 King William Street, London EC4N 7BL, UK