"Diacarb" is a medicinal product,which has a diuretic, antiepileptic and antiglaucomic effects. Although the diuretic effect is relatively low, at the same time it helps to reduce the moisture produced in the central nervous system and the spinal cord fluid. Due to this "Diakarb" helps to reduce intraocular and intracranial pressure, and also prevents seizures of epilepsy.

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Composition and form

According to the feedback of adults, Diakarb has a singleThe form of the release is round, obo-convex white tablets that are taken inside. In pharmacies, you can find packages of ten, twenty-four and thirty pieces.

The active component of tablets isacetazolamide (250 mg in each tablet). Auxiliary elements are croscarmellose sodium, colloidal silicon dioxide, povidone, microcrystalline cellulose and magnesium stearate. In addition to the above, tablets can contain sodium starch glycolate, talc and potato starch.

Know the contents of auxiliary componentsit is necessary in the event that there are any allergic reactions or propensity to them, and proceeding from this choose a drug with a suitable composition. If a patient uses Diacarb for the first time and develops an allergy, then you should try to take the drug with another composition of the auxiliary elements. If the allergy appears again, then stop taking the medication altogether, as this indicates the intolerance of its active substance.

Therapeutic action

According to the reviews of adults, "Diakarb" in comparison withother diuretics have a weak diuretic effect, but it is quite palpable. The principle of its mechanism is that with increased secretion of urine from the body along with the liquid is also derived in an impressive amount of potassium. Therefore, taking "Diakarb", you need to replenish its normal content in the body, taking such drugs as "Panangin", "Asparka", etc.

Diakarb also promotes increasedthe excretion of magnesium, phosphate and calcium, but in smaller sizes than potassium. But in the case of long-term medication (more than two weeks), you need to bear this in mind and also take medications that will fill the lack of these substances in the body and help to avoid metabolic disorders.

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Specificity of the action is that throughthree days of Diakarba's use with external hydrocephalus in adults (this is confirmed by the reviews), the diuretic effect stops, and taking it longer than this time to empty the body is simply senseless. But if you take small breaks (one to three days), then the diuretic effect resumes. That's why Diacarb is not recommended to be consumed continuously.

In addition to a diuretic, the drug also hasantiglaucoma action, reduces pressure inside the eye. In addition, it reduces intracranial pressure and normalizes the dynamics of cerebral cerebrospinal fluid by reducing the amount of moisture that is produced in the ventricles of the brain and spinal cord fluid. That is why Diacarb in some cases acts as a part of complex therapy of various kinds of disorders, which are associated with increased pressure inside the skull.

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Antiepilepticheskoe impact due to the fact that this drug eliminates the structures of the brain foci of pathology.

In addition to the above effects, in practicealso use the side effect of Diacarb, namely, that it can provoke metabolic acidosis. The latter very well eliminates respiratory disorders, including nocturnal apnea. This is confirmed by the feedback of adults about Diakarb.

Indications for the use of the drug

"Diacarb" is recommended to be used if the patient has the following diseases / conditions:

  • a weak or moderate degree of edematous syndrome, which is determined by chronic heart failure or heart and lung (the drug is used as an element of complex therapy);
  • as a means of preparation before surgery to reduce intraocular pressure in glaucomas of different types;
  • as part of the combined therapy of glaucoma secondary type;

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  • epilepsy;
  • increased pressure inside the skull;
  • mountain sickness in its acute manifestation (to reduce the time of acclimatization);
  • Meniere's disease;
  • PMS;
  • gout;
  • tetany.

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General recommendations for use

"Diacarb" should be taken inside regardless oftime consuming food, swallowing tablets whole, without grinding in any way, and washing down with a sufficient volume of water (half cup is enough). If any drug intake was missed, then the next day you do not need to take a dose in a double size, trying to make up for its content in the body.

High doses of Diacarba, which are notcorrespond to the recommended, contribute not to enhance the diuretic effect, but, on the contrary, to its weakening. Also, large doses can cause side effects. It is best to take Diacarb in the morning or afternoon, when it is possible to go to the toilet and not suffer from too frequent awakening at night.

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According to reviews, "Diakarb" for adults (secondaryphenomena we will consider below) it is impossible to use more than three days, the most optimal is the intermittent scheme of reception. Breaks are required to rest and restore the patient's body, and to resume the diuretic action of the drug to the maximum extent permissible.

Reception schemes

There are the following patterns of Diakarba:

  • take in the recommended dosage every other day;
  • use two days, then take a break for one day, then drink again for two days, etc.;
  • take the pills for three days, then for one or two days to pause, drink again three days, etc.

This confirms the "Diakarb" drug reviews of doctors.

The length of the course is calculated directlyin those days when the pill was taken. When indicating the use of "Diakarb" for ten days, you need to understand that this is not the total duration of therapy, but the time of using tablets in total without taking into account breaks. In the event that the breaks are taken into account, the doctor specifies this in a special way, emphasizing such a significant detail of the patient's attention.

These schemes can be used in diseasesof all kinds. If one of them does not suit a person, then he can choose any of the three listed options, regardless of the diagnosis. This confirms the large number of adult reviews of the Diacarb preparation.

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Adverse Events

"Diacarb" refers to the number of low-toxicpreparations. During its use, cramps, tinnitus, paresthesia and, in rare cases, myopia may appear. During long reception - dizziness, disorientation, drowsiness, defects of touch.

In this case, you need to refrain from managementtransport or carry out such work, which requires a high concentration of attention. Also, taking more than five days can cause the development of metabolic acidosis. In some cases, patients complain of various kinds of allergic reactions, muscle weakness, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, glucosuria, agranulocytosis, and others.

When used with diuretics, it must be taken into account that"Diacarb" enhances their effect, and in the case of a one-time intake with acid-forming diuretics, on the contrary, reduces. Cases of drug poisoning or its overdose have not been identified.

Diakarb: reviews of adults

On the action of "Diakarba" there are quite a few reviews. It is worth noting that most of them are positive.

People say that this drug helpedget rid of the headache after the first pill. The diuretic effect was moderate. Before that, they had to turn to doctors for many years complaining of daily headaches. In addition, Diakarb helps to remove the swelling of the face, hands and feet.

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Others note that the drug should beTake it carefully, not abusing, because otherwise the body will be dehydrated. That's why you need to consult a doctor about the parallel reception of "Asparkam". After using "Diakarba", a peculiar "buzz" of the lips and fingertips may appear, whining of the gums and forehead, but soon these symptoms go away. In case of fear of side effects, you can try to start with half a pill.

Some people after the admission scheme three days later a day later, convulsions began. Although the effectiveness of the drug is noted, it helps to remove edema.

Thus, Diakarb helps with competent application and in combination with drugs that make up the potassium that is washed out of the body.

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