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Acetazolamide side effects?

Acetazolamide side effects?

See below: Flushing , confusion, convulsions, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, fever, headache, malaise allergic skin reactions, photosensitivity, stevens-johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, urticaria electrolyte imbalance, growth retardation (children), hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, hyponatremia are some side effects consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Siviero Agazzi
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Acetazolamide (Definition)

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What are acetazolamide side effects?

What are acetazolamide side effects?

Side effects acetazo: Many people have no or very little side effects.Other side effectsc are blurred vision, taste changes, nausea/vomiting/loss of appetite/constipation or diarrhea, drowssiness.There is always possibility of sever allergic reaction with swelling, rash, difficulty breathing and chest tightness.Frequent urination/blood in urine/darl urine, fever, lac of energy, yellowing of skin and eyes.Tingling in exremities. ...Read more

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Does acetazolamide have dangerous side effects?

Does acetazolamide have dangerous side effects?

It can: See labeling on diamox. Depends on dosage, how you metabolize it, coexisting medications, if you are sensitive to it, drug interactions, etc. ...Read more

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Taken diamox/acetazolamide have you noticed the side effects reduce as you acclimate?

Taken diamox/acetazolamide have you noticed the side effects reduce as you acclimate?

Acetazolamide side: Yes the minor side effects mainly gastrointestinal do get better as you get used to this drug.On the whole it is well tolerated by most patients. ...Read more

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Which treatment is more tolerable in terms of side effects for Pseudotumour cerebri? Diamox or topiramate? Which is best??

Diamox better: Diamox is more effective than topiramate, but it may have more side effects. I would not normally ask people to use topiramate unless they fail diamox or unless I think they may have frequent migraine headaches. ...Read more

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What are side effect of the acetazolamide ?

What are side effect of the acetazolamide ?

Side effects acetazo: Many people have no or very little side effects.Other side effectsc are blurred vision, taste changes, nausea/vomiting/loss of appetite/constipation or diarrhea, drowssiness.There is always possibility of sever allergic reaction with swelling, rash, difficulty breathing and chest tightness.Frequent urination/blood in urine/darl urine, fever, lac of energy, yellowing of skin and eyes.Tingling in exremities. ...Read more

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Started getting pins and needles in my feet after taking acetazolamide. Is this a normal side effect?

Started getting pins and needles in my feet after taking acetazolamide. Is this a normal side effect?

Pins & needles: Or paresthesias are one of the more commonly reported side effects of acetazolamide. Since the drug is used for many medical conditions (glaucoma/altitude sickness/seizures/congestive heart failure/edema/etc) your prescribing doc may want to choose an alternate med, especially if the paresthesias get worse or become unbearable. ...Read more

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I am taking acetazolamide and getting pins and needles in my feet is this a normal side effect?

I am taking acetazolamide and getting pins and needles in my feet is this a normal side effect?

Common side effect: Paresthesias (pins & needles sensation) is a commonly reported side effect of acetazolamide. If the symptoms worsen or are accompanied by others (rash, seizure, etc), contact your doc. He may be monitoring different parameters with periodic bloodwork. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diamox (Definition)

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