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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)

Acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more


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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 (acetazolamide). 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 (acetazolamide) or topiramate? Which is best??

Diamox (acetazolamide) better: Diamox (acetazolamide) 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 (acetazolamide) or unless I think they may have frequent migraine headaches. ...Read more

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What are side effect of the acetazolamide ?

A mild variety: Common side effects of acetazolamide include dizziness, dry mouth, drowsiness, and an increased frequency of urination during the first few days of taking the pill. It may cause stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Acetazolamide’s side effects are typically mild in nature. ...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

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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 started Diamox to help vp shunt for ptc(even getting down to 119lbs didn't stop it)&my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is harsher effects.Any meds interactions4those? Thx

I started Diamox to help vp shunt for ptc(even getting down to 119lbs didn't stop it)&my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is harsher effects.Any meds interactions4those? Thx

Side effects: Although you didn't describe your symptoms, weight loss could be the reason for side effects appearing at the same dosage of meds as before. Acetazolamide (diamox) can rarely make people anxious or jittery. Or, pseudo tumor cerebri itself can make people jittery, uncoordinated, and have blurred vision. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does acetazolamide work?

Makes Blood Acidic: We hyperventilate at altitude, trying to grab more oxygen molecules. We blow off too much CO2 & ruin our acid base balance. We feel unwell. Diamox forces kidneys to excrete bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) a base of carbonic acid; speeding the move toward more normal acid base status--something that would take our bodies days to do. With Diamox, we achieve this much more quickly & avoid minor altitude symptoms. ...Read more

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Acetazolamide duration of action?

Acetazolamide: The half-life of acetazolamide is 10-15 hours. So that means that by roughly 15 hours, half of it has cleared, and half is still in the body. The concentration cotinues to be cut in half every 15 hours. Depending on the dosage and frequency, it lasts in the body for at least a few days. ...Read more

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Acetazolamide duration of action.?

Acetazolamide: The half-life of acetazolamide is 10-15 hours. So that means that by roughly 15 hours, half of it has cleared, and half is still in the body. The concentration cotinues to be cut in half every 15 hours. Depending on the dosage and frequency, it lasts in the body for at least a few days. ...Read more

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Acetazolamide mechanism of action and duration?

Acetazolamide mechanism of action and duration?

Acetazolamide: This drug works in the kidneys by inhibiting an enzyme called carbonic anhydrase. Carbonic anhydrase is the enzyme responsible for moving bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (a base) from the kidney back into the blood stream. Acetazolamide blocks this action, resulting in more acidic blood/more basic urine. This drug has a half-life of 15 hours, so depending on the dose may take a few days to clear. ...Read more

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Could an overdose of Diamox (acetazolamide) pills kill you?

Could an overdose of Diamox (acetazolamide) pills kill you?

Unlikely: Although serious dehydration and salt depletion has occurred requiring hospitalization and supportive care, overdose of Diamox (acetazolamide) is very survivable. The half life of Diamox (acetazolamide) is 9 hours and is cleared by the kidneys. Usually fluid support is given and often potassium while maintaining the body's in acid base balance. As Diamox (acetazolamide) clears out, the person gradually recovers--usually without any lasting harm. ...Read more

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Please tell me can an overdose of Diamox (acetazolamide) kill you?

Please tell me can an overdose of Diamox (acetazolamide) kill you?

I don't know about: overdosing but there are case reports of death after use of Acetazolamide (diamox). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Diamox (acetazolamide) overdose?

Diamox O/D: Diamox (acetazolamide) is diuretic. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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How does the drug Diamox (acetazolamide) effect electrolyte function in the body?

Diuretic: Acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor leading to loss of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) in the urine. This can cause metabolic acidosis. In addition all diuretics cause fluid losses, this may lead to low potassium. The primary problem here is the acidosis. ...Read more

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Typically how much weight can you lose while taking diamox (acetazolamide)? Went from 162 to 144 in 6 mons and don't want to lose any more. Taking for ptc.

Typically how much weight can you lose while taking diamox (acetazolamide)? Went from 162 to 144 in 6 mons and don't want to lose any more. Taking for ptc.

Not for weight loss: Actazolamide ( diamox) is a water pill , is not the way to loose weight., join a gym , regular exercises , balanced low cal diet is the answer speak to your doctor you may have other problems for your weight loss. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diamox (Definition)

Diamox is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more