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Ibuprofen reduces altitude sickness, US study says

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Re: Ibuprofen reduces altitude sickness, US study says

Postby jnathan » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:28 pm

it destroys the kidney functions as well
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Re: Ibuprofen reduces altitude sickness, US study says

Postby ChristopherFranklin » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:31 pm

Is Diamox available over the counter?
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Re: Ibuprofen reduces altitude sickness, US study says

Postby Woodie Hopper » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:37 pm

ChristopherFranklin wrote:Is Diamox available over the counter?


Not in the US.
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Re: Ibuprofen reduces altitude sickness, US study says

Postby ChristopherFranklin » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:03 pm

Would a Dr perscribe this to me for a trip you think?
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Re: Ibuprofen reduces altitude sickness, US study says

Postby peninsula » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:04 pm

ChristopherFranklin wrote:Would a Dr perscribe this to me for a trip you think?


It all depends on you and your doctor, but I see no reason why not. I use diamox myself and find it indispensable. Many folks seem adverse to using diamox, I find that puzzling. Side effects are generally very slight (increased urine volume and tingling of the fingers) if any at all, but for those few folks that do not tolerate sulfer-based drugs, they will have to do without. Best of luck!
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