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PostSubject: Diamox and Aspirin?   Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:13 pm

Been a while since I've had to deal with IIH. I was first diagnosed in 2012, but then I was able to lose weight and it was pretty good for a while. Now it's back and I had 18+ headaches in a month, including waking up with them daily for a while. Opthamologist and neurologist jointly put me on Topamax and Diamox. BUT my vascular surgeon has me on 325 aspirin for stents. 

I see on the Diamox you aren't supposed to take those together with higher doses of aspirin. 

Anyone have any experience with this? I asked the doctor and pharmacist and both seemed surprised by the question, despite websites and literature stating it's a major interaction and to avoid prescribing (and therefore taking) both. Being an anxious person this worry isn't something I need. 

Should I press harder for them to pay attention to what I'm looking at? Or maybe ask the aspirin prescribing doctor instead?
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PostSubject: Re: Diamox and Aspirin?   Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:22 pm

I haven't heard anything about it, but it is listed with a definite warning. I would contact the physician that's prescribing the aspirin because maybe there's another drug they could try. I know it all depends on the purpose, but there's no sense in taking any unnecessary chances.

You could also go to IHRF website (ihrfoundation.org) and contact them. I'm guessing they'd have information if it's truly a concern.

Sorry I don't have more specific information. I hope one of these resources will help!

Take care, and keep us posted.
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PostSubject: Re: Diamox and Aspirin?   Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:53 pm

the pharmacist ought to know.  I would get a second opinion from a different pharmacist.
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PostSubject: Re: Diamox and Aspirin?   Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:02 pm

I did have a surgeon tell me to always check with the pharmacist first about medications, but it's difficult when you don't know/trust them and you're not sure that you're getting good information.

You could try a second opinion at that location or another store if it's a chain. Maybe they could at least give you enough information that you can have an educated discussion with your physician..why it's bad, how it is effecting you specifically, etc.

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