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Acetazolamide Xr 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Diamox (acetazolamide): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/diamox-side-effects.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Is a Shunt better than medication when it comes to IIH? I've tried Acetazolamide and Topamax (topiramate) but both gave me really bad side effects.
Individualised: The treatment is selected for each situation...talk to your doctor ...Read more
Which treatment is more tolerable in terms of side effects for Pseudotumour cerebri? Diamox (acetazolamide) or topiramate? Which is best??
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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