Without a Prescription
Call your doctor immediately if you experience any allergic symptoms.
He or she should monitor your blood while you are taking this drug.
It rarely occurs before the age of 40.
Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced.
Methazolamide is prescribed in the type called acute angle-closure glaucoma when pressure within the eye must be lowered before surgery.
Methazolamide, anhydrase is prescribed to treat the eye condition called chronic open-angle glaucoma.
This medication is related to sulfa drugs and can cause allergic reactions, including fever, rash, redness and peeling of the skin, hives, difficulty breathing, serious skin and blood disorders, and even death.
This type of glaucoma is caused by a gradual blockage of the outflow of fluid in the front compartment of the eye over a period of years, causing a slow rise in pressure.
Methazolamide side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
More common side effects may include:
- Tingling in fingers;
- Temporary nearsightedness;
- Taste changes;
- Severe allergic reaction;
- Ringing in the ears;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Loss of appetite;
- Hearing problems;
- General feeling of not being well;
- Excessive urination;
Rare side effects may include:
- Tarry stools;
- Kidney stones;
- Increased sensitivity to light;
- Blood in the urine;
Methazolamide is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have kidney or liver disease, adrenal gland disorders, or low sodium or potassium levels;
- If you have emphysema or a lung blockage;
Do not take Methazolamide with any of the following drugs:
- Use of Methazolamide with steroids may lower your potassium level;
- Methazolamide and high-dose aspirin taken at the same time can cause loss of appetite, rapid breathing, lethargy, coma, and even death;
- If Methazolamide is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered;
The usual dosage is 50 milligrams to 100 milligrams taken 2 to 3 times a day.
Any drug taken in excess can have serious consequences.
If you suspect an overdose of Methazolamide, seek medical attention immediately.