Acetazolamide

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  1. Acetazolamide Benefits & Uses
  2. Acetazolamide Dosage & How to Take
  3. Acetazolamide Side Effects
  4. Acetazolamide Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Acetazolamide with Other Drugs
  6. Acetazolamide Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Acetazolamide
  8. Acetazolamide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Acetazolamide Benefits & Uses

Acetazolamide is used to treat the following -

  1. काला मोतियाबिंद Primary
  2. एल्टीट्यूड सिकनेस
  3. एडिमा Primary

Acetazolamide Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Acetazolamide

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

Mild

Is the use of Acetazolamide safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Acetazolamide on breastfeeding women are very mild.

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.

Severe

What is the effect of Acetazolamide on the Liver?

Acetazolamide has very mild side effects on the liver.

Mild

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

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 -

Aspirin

    Fentanyl

    Cisapride

    Topiramate

    Aspirin(ASA),Caffeine

      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.

      No

      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.

      Safe

      Is it safe?

      Yes, Acetazolamide is safe for use.

      Safe

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      Acetazolamide is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

      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.

      Unknown

      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.

      Unknown

      Acetazolamide FAQs

      Question about 2 years ago

      What is Acetazolamide?

      Dr. Anjum Mujawar MBBS , Diabetology

      Acetazolamide is a brand name of Acetazolamide and it comes in different forms such as a tablet, capsules, eye drop, and injections. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of drugs known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It is used for the treatment of glaucoma, epilepsy, altitude sickness, and edema (excess fluid retention).

      Question about 2 years ago

      Can I discontinue Acetazolamide on my own without doctors advice?

      Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , General Physician

      No, Acetazolamide should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

      Question over 1 year ago

      Does Acetazolamide treat edema?

      Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

      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.

      Question almost 2 years ago

      Can Acetazolamide cause hair loss?

      Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

      No, Acetazolamide does not cause hair loss (alopecia). It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. If you are experiencing any unusual hair loss after taking this drug, then it might be due to some other reason and you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

      Question almost 2 years ago

      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.

      This medicine data has been created by -
      Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience

      References

      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
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