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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Farima Kahe M.D. [2]

Overview

Pharmacologic medical therapies for altitude sickness include acetazolamide, dexamethasone. Pharmacologic therapy for nausea and vomiting of altitude sickness include promethazine, ondansetron.

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References

  1. Stream JO, Grissom CK (2008). "Update on high-altitude pulmonary edema: pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment". Wilderness Environ Med. 19 (4): 293–303. doi:10.1580/07-WEME-REV-173.1. PMID 19099331.
  2. Burtscher M, Likar R, Nachbauer W, Philadelphy M (April 1998). "Aspirin for prophylaxis against headache at high altitudes: randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial". BMJ. 316 (7137): 1057–8. PMC 28508. PMID 9552906.
  3. Broome JR, Stoneham MD, Beeley JM, Milledge JS, Hughes AS (January 1994). "High altitude headache: treatment with ibuprofen". Aviat Space Environ Med. 65 (1): 19–20. PMID 8117220.
  4. Shapiro R (2008). "Ondansetron for the treatment of nausea associated with altitude sickness". Wilderness Environ Med. 19 (4): 317–8. doi:10.1580/07-WEME-LE-176.1. PMID 19099324.



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