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Altitude Sickness

Acetazolamide (Diamox)

$60

Our standard prescription includes a course of treatment for 5 days of continual ascent.

Altitude sickness most commonly occurs when traveling higher than 8,000ft. A lack of oxygen causes nausea, exhaustion, dizziness, and shortness of breath. Runway offers Acetazolamide (Diamox), an FDA approved treatment that helps by decreasing CO2 in your bloodstream and, in turn, increasing oxygen levels. Tackle high elevations, adjust to altitude, and recover from hypoxia so you can keep on climbing. Use as directed.

Acetazolamide (Diamox)

Tackle high elevations, adjust to altitude and recover from hypoxia so you can keep on climbing. Use as directed.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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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.

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Acetazolamide (Diamox)
Altitude Sickness — $ 60
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