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Acetazolamide Information

Acetazolamide Benefits & Uses

Acetazolamide is used to treat the following -

  1. Glaucoma Primary
  2. Altitude Sickness
  3. Edema Primary

Acetazolamide Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Acetazolamide


Acetazolamide Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Acetazolamide is used -

  1. Paresthesia
  2. Drowsiness
  3. Hypersensitivity
  4. Urticaria
  5. Nausea or vomiting
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Dizziness Mild
  8. Convulsion
  9. Fatigue Mild
  10. Headache Mild
  11. Depression Moderate

Acetazolamide Related Warnings

Is the use of Acetazolamide safe for pregnant women?

Acetazolamide rarely shows harmful effects in in pregnant ladies. Even if it does, the effects are mild


Is the use of Acetazolamide safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Acetazolamide on breastfeeding women are very mild.


What is the effect of Acetazolamide on the Kidneys?

Effects of Acetazolamide on kidney can be severe. It is not safe to use it without doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Acetazolamide on the Liver?

Acetazolamide has very mild side effects on the liver.


What is the effect of Acetazolamide on the Heart?

Use of Acetazolamide may be dangerous for the heart. Do not use it without doctor's advice.


Severe Interaction of Acetazolamide with Other Drugs

Acetazolamide should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -






      Acetazolamide Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Acetazolamide unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. Hemolytic Anemia
      2. Bleeding
      3. Aplastic Anemia
      4. Kidney Disease
      5. Liver Disease

      Frequently asked Questions about Acetazolamide

      Is this Acetazolamide habit forming or addictive?

      No, there is no any evidence that Acetazolamide is addictive.


      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Acetazolamide as it does not make you drowsy.


      Is it safe?

      Yes, Acetazolamide is safe for use.


      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      Acetazolamide is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


      Acetazolamide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Acetazolamide

      There is no information on the effects of taking Acetazolamide with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.


      Interaction between Alcohol and Acetazolamide

      No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Acetazolamide with alcohol will be.

      This medicine data has been created by -
      Dr. Md Saadullah
      M.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience
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      Dr. Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      2 Years of Experience
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      1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Acetazolamide
      2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 586-587