A randomized trial of dexamethasone and acetazolamide for acute mountain sickness prophylaxis.

@article{Ellsworth1987ART,
  title={A randomized trial of dexamethasone and acetazolamide for acute mountain sickness prophylaxis.},
  author={Allan J Ellsworth and Eric B. Larson and Dale Strickland},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={1024-30}
}
Forty-seven climbers participated in a double-blind, randomized trial comparing acetazolamide 250 mg, dexamethasone 4 mg, and placebo every eight hours as prophylaxis for acute mountain sickness during rapid, active ascent of Mount Rainier (elevation 4,392 m). Forty-two subjects (89.4 percent) achieved the summit in an average of 34.5 hours after leaving sea level. At the summit or high point attained above base camp, the group taking dexamethasone reported less headache, tiredness, dizziness… CONTINUE READING
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