Don't wait until it's too late to manage altitude sickness.

Altitude sickness affects up to 85% of travelers at high altitude. Get FDA-Approved medication to prevent altitude sickness.

Delivered straight to your door.

Acetazolamide (Diamox)


$30 consultation fee.

Our standard prescription includes a course of treatment for 6 days of continual ascent.

How it works

Just 3 Steps and You’re
on Your Way


Step 1

Consult a physician

Select your medications and fill out a quick, online questionnaire. Your physician will evaluate if medication is appropriate for your trip.


Step 2

Fast, free shipping

Once your prescriptions are approved, we’ll send medications directly to you with fast and free shipping.


Step 3

Enjoy your trip

Have questions along the way? Your physician is available for chat based care before, during and after your travels.

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What it costs

Affordable travel health care

A Runway consultation costs a fraction of a travel clinic and our medications are priced below average retail pricing. You are only charged if prescribed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sometimes called “mountain sickness,” altitude sickness is in a group of symptoms that can affect you if you reach a higher elevation, or altitude, too quickly. That usually happens around 8,000 feet or higher.

Anyone can develop altitude sickness, no matter how fit, young or healthy you are. In fact, if you’re physically active while at a high elevation, you’re more likely to develop it.

Chances to get altitude sickness depends on a few things: how quickly you move to a higher elevation, how high up you’re going, the altitude where you sleep/rest, etc.

Your risk also depends on where you live, the altitude you’re accustomed to, your age (young people are more likely to get it) and whether you’ve had altitude sickness before.

Some research suggests our genes can play a role in the body’s ability to handle higher elevations.

Symptoms usually come on within 12 to 24 hours of reaching an elevation higher than 8,000 feet and then get better within a day or two as your body adjusts to the change in altitude. Usually worse at night, you might feel:

  • Fatigue and loss of energy
  • Shortness of breath
  • Problems with sleep
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Remember to hydrate and, if things become really bad, descend to a lower altitude. If you’re climbing a mountain or expect to reach incredible heights, it may help to bring oxygen and a Gamow bag.

Runway Health is focused on providing exceptional travel health care, and we work exclusively with a team of US-based, board-certified physicians from top-tier universities dedicated to ensuring that travelers have a safe and healthy journey.

Alongside a team of board-certified physicians, Runway has crafted an online questionnaire based consultation that replicates those questions you may typically be asked at a brick-and-mortar travel clinic.  You may initiate this online consultation 24/7 without the need to schedule a live visit.  Upon reviewing your consultation, your physician may reach out to you via our secure, HIPAA compliant chat portal if they require any additional information. Similarly, should you have any additional questions for your physician, you may contact them for chat based care before, during or after your travels.

After your online consultation, your physician will complete their initial review within 24 hours; however, in many cases this is completed in just a couple of hours.

If you’ve been waiting longer than this, please email support@runwayhealth.com and we’ll take care of it.

Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email with details to track your shipment.

Orders are shipped every day except for Sunday and are typically processed within 1 business day after your order has been approved by your physician.

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