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Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is caused by travelling to a new altitude too quickly; breathing may become difficult due to the lack of oxygen at higher altitudes. It typically occurs when travelling 2,500m above sea level, and is common in mountain climbers. For this reason, it is also called acute mountain sickness, or AMS.

Medications can be taken to treat altitude sickness and are available to order from Pharmacy Online.

  • Acetazolamide (Diamox)