Drug Passes First Trial

April 22, 2014 8:01 PM

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Drug Passes First Trial

A drug widely used for a rare neurological condition that mainly affects overweight women -- pseudotumor cerebri -- improves vision and leads to weight loss, researchers reported.

In the first randomized trial of acetazolamide (Diamox), the drug led to a significant improvement in vision in patients with the condition, also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension, or IIH, according to Michael Wall, MD, of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

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