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Composition for AVVA

Acetazolamide(250 mg)

food interaction for AVVA

alcohol interaction for AVVA

pregnancy interaction for AVVA

lactation interaction for AVVA

It is better to take Avva 250 mg tablet sr with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Avva 250 mg tablet sr may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Avva 250 mg tablet sr is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Acetazolamide(250 mg)


Avva 250 mg tablet sr is used to decrease pressure in the eye in patients with certain eye diseases, excessive fluid collection in the body and fits. It is also used to prevent symptoms that can occur due to high altitudes (acute mountain sickness).

How it works

Avva 250 mg tablet sr belongs to class of drugs called carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It works by reducing fluid pressure in the eyeball and decreasing the formation of fluid. It also increases removal of water from the body by kidney to treat abnormal fluid retention. It also blocks certain nerve discharges that may contribute to fits.

Common side effects

Numbness, Tingling sensation, Frequent urge to urinate, Excessive thirst, Acne-like rash, Bruise, Bleeding, Blood in urine, Confusion, Drowsiness, Difficulty in urination, Epileptic convulsion, Vomiting, Gastrointestinal disorder, Headache, Loss of appetite, Sore throat, Stomach upset, Yellow discoloration of skin, Fever


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Expert advice for AVVA

• Tell your doctor if you have adrenal gland problems, low blood levels of potassium or sodium, kidney problems, liver problems, high blood levels of chloride, or other electrolyte problems.
• Seek immediate medical attention if you develop severe allergic reaction (eg. severe rash, breathing difficulties, or dizziness).
• Do not drive or operate machinery while taking acetazolamide as it may cause dizziness.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Patients allergic to acetazolamide or any of its ingredients should not take Acetazolamide.
• Patients with cirrhosis, severe liver or kidney disease, an electrolyte imbalance, adrenal gland failure should not take Acetazolamide.

Frequently asked questions for AVVA


Q. Does acetazolamide cause weight loss?
No, acetazolamide does not causes weight loss.
Q. Does acetazolamide cause kidney stones?
Yes, acetazolamide has potential to cause kidney stones. 


Content on this page was last updated on 24 February, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)