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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?

Harmful effects of Acetazolamide are extremely rare for pregnant ladies.


Is the use of Acetazolamide safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Acetazolamide for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Acetazolamide on the Kidneys?

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


What is the effect of Acetazolamide on the Liver?

Acetazolamide may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.


What is the effect of Acetazolamide on the Heart?

Effects of Acetazolamide on heart can be severe. It is not safe to use 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, Acetazolamide is not habit forming.

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

Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Acetazolamide since it will not make you feel sleepy.


Is it safe?

Yes, the use of Acetazolamide is considered safe.


Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Acetazolamide in mental disorders is not effective.

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Acetazolamide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Acetazolamide

Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Acetazolamide and food will interact.


Interaction between Alcohol and Acetazolamide

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Acetazolamide with alcohol.


Acetazolamide से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल 10 months पहले

How to take Acetazolamide?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS, General Physician

Ideally, Acetazolamide can be taken by mouth once or twice daily depends on the severity of symptoms or as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food because food does not affect the absorption of this drug. The usual recommended dose for the treatment of glaucoma is 250 mg every 4 hours. In some urgent cases, an initial dose of 500 mg followed by 125 mg or 250 mg every 4 hours may be used.

सवाल about 1 month पहले

Can I take Acetazolamide with ibuprofen?

Dr. Ramraj MBBS, Other

Yes, Acetazolamide can be taken with Ibuprofen. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any unpleasant effects then consult your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

सवाल 8 months पहले

Does Acetazolamide lower blood pressure?

Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Acetazolamide reduces blood pressure. It works by increasing the rate of urine formation by inhibiting the sodium and potassium reabsorption from the kidney, this leads to decrease in blood volume and blood pressure which provides relief from swelling and high blood pressure to the patient.

सवाल 9 months पहले

Can I take Acetazolamide without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS, General Physician

Acetazolamide is a prescription drug, hence do not take Acetazolamide without consulting doctor. It can be harmful for patients to take this medicine without doctor's advice.

सवाल 3 months पहले

Does Acetazolamide treat edema?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS, Other

Yes, Acetazolamide is used in the treatment of edema. It acts on the kidneys to remove extra water and electrolytes through urine to relieve from edema (swelling) and fluid retention.

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