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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Acetazolamide 500mg; sust rel caps.

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for DIAMOX SEQUELS:

Adjunct in open-angle glaucoma.


500mg twice daily.


Not recommended.


Hypokalemia. Hyponatremia. Severe renal, hepatic, or adrenocortical impairment. Hyperchloremic acidosis. Cirrhosis. Chronic noncongestive angle-closure glaucoma. Sulfonamide allergy.


Respiratory impairment. Renal calcium calculi. Diabetes. Gout. Test blood periodically in chronic use. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.


May inhibit renal excretion of basic drugs and promote excretion of acidic drugs. May increase salicylate toxicity (acidosis). Hypokalemia with corticosteroids, potassium wasting diuretics.

Pharmacological Class:

Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.

Adverse Reactions:

Anorexia, drowsiness, confusion, malaise, depression, GI distress, paresthesias, tinnitus, acidosis, initial hypokalemia, hyperuricemia, transient myopia; renal calculi, nephrotoxicity, hepatic dysfunction, blood dyscrasias, rash, fever, photosensitivity (rare).

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