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  • Gradual ascent - Avoid going directly from low altitude to more than 9,000 ft (2,750 m) sleeping altitude in 1 day. Once above 9,000 ft (2,750 m), move no higher than 1,600 ft (500 m) per day, and plan an extra day for acclimatization every 3,300 ft (1,000 m).
  • Participate in only mild exercise for the first 48 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol for the first 48 hours.
  • Acetazolamide prophylaxis – Routinely not recommended if
        1. No prior history of altitude illness and
        2. Ascending gradually (taking ≥2 days)to less than 9,000 ft (2,750 m) with
        3. Subsequent increases of less than 1,600 ft (500 m) per day, and
        4. Planned extra day for acclimatization every 3,300 ft (1,000 m).

Dose of Acetazolamide: The pediatric dose is 5 mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses, up to 125 mg twice a day , available as 250 mg tablet (DIAMOX)*

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Posted On: 18/06/2019

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