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

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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