Generic Name - Acetazolamide
Category - Glaucoma
Glaucoma, Increased pressure in the eye
Acetazolamide is indicated for the treatment of Glaucoma.Increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Acetazolamide decreases the pressure in the eye.
Acetazolamide Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Acetazolamide is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Acetazolamide should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Lung Disease or
There are a number of medications that interact with Acetazolamide. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic Acetazolamide,
Acetazolamide normally comes in strengths of 250mg.The doctor has to decide the dosage of Acetazolamide for Glaucoma.Acetazolamide therapy might result in an increase of urination or the frequency of urination. So it is advisable to not take any dose later than 6 pm to circumvent this.
Acetazolamide Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Acetazolamide side Effects include abnormal bleeding, allergic reaction, an irregular heartbeat, backache, breast tenderness, changes in appetite or weight, chest pain and confusion
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Acetazolamide.
Acetazolamide and Pregnancy
Acetazolamide should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefitjustifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Acetazolamide and Breastfeeding
There is a high level of possibility for excretion of Acetazolamide to pass on to the human milk and cause unwanted problems in nursing babies. Hence, it may be necessary to switch medications or stop breast feeding.
Acetazolamide and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Acetazolamide in pediatric patients have not been established.
Acetazolamide and Geriatric
Metabolic acidosis, which can be severe, may occur in the elderly with reduced renal function. Dose selection for an elderly patient should be with caution, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy.
The above information about Acetazolamide serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.