Medications for High-Altitude Sickness 
Acetazolarnide ...
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Medications for High-Altitude Sickness 

Acetazolarnide 

 • Carbonic Anydrase Inhibitor Bicarb diuresis & metabolic Acidosis -> compensatory hyperventilation 

Dexamethasone 

 • Decrease vasogenic edema 

 • Decrease intracranial pressure 

 • Anti-emetic 

O2 (SaO2 > 90%) 

 • Improves hypoxemia 

Nifedipine 

 • Decreases pulmonary arterial pressure 

Hyperbaric O2 

 • Improves hypoxemia 



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Salim R. Rezaie, MD
@srrezaie
The creator and founder of REBEL EM and REBEL Cast, a free, critical appraisal blog and podcast that try to cut down knowledge translation time of research to bedside clinical practice. rebelem.com | https://twitter.com/srrezaie
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