Acemax 250mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Acemax 250mg Tablet is a medicine used to reduce pressure in the eyes. This pressure can be caused by or lead to an illness called glaucoma. If the pressure in your eye is too high it can damage your sight. Acemax 250mg Tablet works by decreasing the amount of fluid inside the eye.

You can take Acemax 250mg Tablet with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well.

The most common side effect is headache. Other side effects include feeling tired, dizziness, and taste change. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine. This drug is not recommended during pregnancy and you should ask your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver disease, heart trouble or diabetes.

Uses of Acemax Tablet

Benefits of Acemax Tablet

In Glaucoma

Acemax 250mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It helps reduce pressure in your eyes that can lead to an illness called glaucoma. If the pressure in your eye is too high, it can damage your sight. Take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor. If you stop taking it, the pressure in your eye will not be controlled. This could lead to a loss of sight.

Side effects of Acemax Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Acemax

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Tingling sensation of extremity
  • Numbness of extremity
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excitement
  • Feeling sick
  • Diarrhea
  • Taste change
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)

How to use Acemax Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acemax 250mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Acemax Tablet works

Acemax 250mg Tablet is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It works in glaucoma by decreasing the production of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure. It also acts on the kidneys to remove extra water and electrolytes through urine to relieve fluid retention and oedema (swelling). In epilepsy, it relieves seizures (fits) by stabilizing electrical activity in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Acemax 250mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Acemax 250mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acemax 250mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Doses of up to 1000 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any harmful effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
UNSAFE
Acemax 250mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
.Acemax 250mg Tablet can occasionally cause short-sightedness, drowsiness or confusion which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Acemax 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acemax 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Acemax 250mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Acemax 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acemax 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Acemax 250mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

What if you forget to take Acemax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Acemax 250mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Acemax 250mg Tablet helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduce the risk of vision loss.
  • Usually used in combination with other anti-glaucoma medications.
  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Acemax 250mg Tablet can make you very drowsy.
  • It may cause a tingling sensation in hands and feet. Take potassium-rich foods (banana and coconut water), and get potassium levels checked regularly.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Sulfonamides Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Acemax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Asalite
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep, C Lep, Ametol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith, Cartil, A Lith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Golucoma in eye pain in eye both
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Glaucoma needs prompt treatment Visit glaucoma specialist
Eye pressure since 2 years. Diabetic patient.timilol eye drops using.remedy pls
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Glaucoma once occurs shd be treated life long. Visit glaucoma specialist
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FAQs

Q. What does Acemax 250mg Tablet do?

Acemax 250mg Tablet reduces the pressure inside the eyes, known as intraocular pressure. This helps to reduce the risk of damage to the optic nerve responsible for normal vision. If the pressure in the eye is not controlled, it can gradually lead to blindness. Acemax 250mg Tablet effectively controls ocular hypertension and certain types of glaucoma by decreasing the pressure in the eyes.

Q. Who should not take Acemax 250mg Tablet?

You should not take Acemax 250mg Tablet if you have or ever had cirrhosis, severe liver or kidney disease, an electrolyte imbalance, adrenal gland failure, or an allergy to Acemax 250mg Tablet or sulfa drugs. Also, let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or are breastfeeding to avoid any harmful effect on your baby.

Q. Is Acemax 250mg Tablet effective?

Acemax 250mg Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Acemax 250mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Acemax 250mg Tablet?

No, you should not stop using Acemax 250mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor. This is because if you stop the medication before completing the treatment, your symptoms may return or even worsen. Use Acemax 250mg Tablet in the dose and duration advised by your doctor to get maximum benefit of Acemax 250mg Tablet.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Acemax 250mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Acemax 250mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

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