Acetazolamide

 
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Without a Prescription

Acetazolamide is prescribed to treat and prevent ailments that include:
- Acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness);
- Glaucoma;
- Seizure disorders;
- Some treatment plans for congestive heart failure;

Contraindications

Tell you doctor if you are or have any of the following conditions:
- Heart disease;
- Hormonal disease;
- Kidney disease;
- Liver disease;
- Lung disease;
- On aspirin therapy;

Overdose

Symptoms of over dosage of Acetazolamide are made evident by the following:
- Decreased appetite;
- Dizziness;
- Drowsiness;
- Dumbness or tingling;
- Nausea;
- Ringing in the ears;
- Shaking;
- Vomiting;

Side Effects

Stop intake of Acetazolamide and see your doctor if you experience any of these severe side effects:
- Unusual bleeding or bruising;
- Tingling or tremors in the hands or feet;
- Soar throat or fever;
- Side or groin pain;
- Rashes;
- Allergic reactions;

Minor side effects that are more likely to occur include:
- Worsening gout;
- Ringing in the ears or hearing problems;
- Nervousness or mild tremor;
- Loss of blood sugar control if diabetic;
- Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight;
- Headache or confusion;
- Drowsiness dizziness fatigue or weakness;
- Decreased appetite nausea vomiting constipation diarrhea or changes in taste;
- Changes in vision;

Drug Interactions

Inform your doctor if you are taking any of the drugs below before deciding to take Acetazolamide:
- Aspirin;
- Aspirin-like products (salicylates);
- Choline salicylate (Arthropan);
- Cyclosporine (Sandimmune);
- Diflunisal (Dolobid);
- Lithium (Lithobid Eskalith);
- Magnesium salicylate (Doan's Magan Mobidin);
- Primidone (Mysoline);
- Salsalate (Disalcid Salflex Salsitab);
Without Prescription (2017)