Acetazolamide (ACETA-DIAZOL) 250mg 30 pills, Acetazolamida
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Treating certain types of glaucoma, epilepsy, or edema (fluid buildup) in combination with other medicines. It is also used to treat or prevent symptoms of mountain sickness. Acetazolamine may also be used for other conditions as
determined by your doctor.
Acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. Acetazolamide reduces fluid pressure in the eyeball by decreasing fluid formation in the eyeball. Acetazolamide also increases the removal of water from the body by the kidney. Acetazolamide also may block certain nerve discharges that may
contribute to seizures
Important safety information:
- Acetazolamide may cause drowsiness or temporary
vision changes. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or
certain medicines. Use Acetazolamide with caution. Do not drive or perform other
possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
- Acetazolamide may cause you to become sunburned
more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you
react to Acetazolamide . Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must
be outside for more than a short time.
- Tell your doctor or dentist that you take
Acetazolamide before you receive any medical or dental
care, emergency care, or surgery.
- Acetazolamide may interfere with certain lab tests.
Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Acetazolamide .
- Diabetes patients - Acetazolamide may affect your
blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change
the dose of your diabetes medicine.
- Lab tests, including blood electrolyte levels,
complete blood cell count, or platelet levels, may be performed while you use
Acetazolamide . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for
side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
- Use Acetazolamide with caution in the ELDERLY; they
may be more sensitive to its effects.
- Acetazolamide should be used with extreme caution
in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become
pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks
of using Acetazolamide while you are pregnant. Acetazolamide is found in breast
milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Acetazolamide .