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Manufactured by: Search Pharma

Contains / Salt: Acetazolamide

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Opt Price and Pack Size

Opt Tablet ₹7.25 Buy Medicine

Opt Information

Opt Benefits & Uses

Opt is used to treat the following -

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

Opt 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 Opt


Opt Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Opt 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

Opt Related Warnings

Is the use of Opt safe for pregnant women?

Opt's side effects for pregnant women are very limited.


Is the use of Opt safe during breastfeeding?

Opt may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women. Harmful effects, if any, go away on their own.


What is the effect of Opt on the Kidneys?

Opt may have severe effects on your [Organ], so do not take it without first consulting your doctor.


What is the effect of Opt on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Opt on [Organ] have been reported.


What is the effect of Opt on the Heart?

Opt can cause side effects that could harm the kidney. So medical advice before taking it is necessary.


Severe Interaction of Opt with Other Drugs

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

Opt Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Opt 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 Opt

Is this Opt habit forming or addictive?

No, Opt is not habit forming.

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

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


Is it safe?

Yes, Opt is safe.


Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Opt is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

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Opt Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Opt

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


Interaction between Alcohol and Opt

Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Opt.


Opt से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल 11 days पहले

Does Opt treat altitude sickness?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Opt is used in the treatment of altitude sickness. It inhibits the carbonic anhydrase enzyme which counteracts the respiratory alkalosis which occurs on altitude. It also facilitates the excretion of bicarbonate in the urine and helps to prevent high altitude disorders.

सवाल 6 months पहले

How to take Opt?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS, General Physician

Ideally, Opt 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 7 months पहले

How does Opt work?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, General Physician

Opt is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It works in glaucoma by decreasing the secretion of aqueous humor (Eye fluid), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure. It also acts on the kidneys to remove extra water and electrolytes through urine to relieve from edema (swelling) and fluid retention. It also helps in epilepsy (seizures) by stabilizing electrical activity in the brain.

सवाल 3 months पहले

Does Opt cause shortness of breath?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, Internal Medicine

No, Opt does not cause shortness of breath. In fact, it is used to reduce the symptoms of shortness of breath arises due to high altitude.

सवाल 7 months पहले

What is Opt?

Dr. Anjum Mujawar MBBS, Diabetologist

Opt 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).


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