Acetazolamide is a prescription medicine that is used alone or with other medications in the treatment of glaucoma, edema and altitude sickness. Acetazolamide belongs to a class of drugs called Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors. These medications work by reducing the production and buildup of body fluids.
What is Acetazolamide 250 mg used for?
Acetazolamide is used in the treatment of glaucoma, edema, seizures and altitude sickness. It also acts as an Anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy, fits and convulsions.
What does acetazolamide do to your body?
Acetazolamide is a diuretic, helping to reduce the fluid or pressure in the body by increasing urine production.
Does Acetazolamide lower blood pressure?
Acetazolamide inhibits certain enzymes which leads to the excretion of water. This results in a reduction in blood pressure, and pressure or fluid buildup in the brain and in the eye.
Acetazolamide dosage is determined by your doctor based on your medical condition.
How long should you take Acetazolamide?
Use Acetazolamide for the length of time as prescribed by your doctor. Avoid long-term usage as it can result in undesirable effects.
What are the Side Effects of Acetazolamide 250 mg?
Some of the side effects of Acetazolamide are:
- Blurred vision
- Increased urination
- Loss of appetite
How to use Acetazolamide
Acetazolamide is to be taken orally as directed by your doctor. Swallow whole. Do not open, chew or crush this tablet as it may reduce the mechanism of action. Acetazolamide can be taken with or without food.
Who should not use Acetazolamide?
Do not use Acetazolamide if you have:
- Low potassium levels or any electrolyte imbalance.
- An allergy to Acetazolamide.
- Any liver disease.
- Kidney problems.
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