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OPT TABLET

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MRP: Rs. 7.25 for 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each)
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Composition for OPT

Acetazolamide(NA)

food interaction for OPT

alcohol interaction for OPT

pregnancy interaction for OPT

lactation interaction for OPT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Opt tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Opt tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Opt tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for OPT

Acetazolamide(NA)

Uses

Opt tablet is used in the treatment of glaucoma (high eye pressure).

How it works

Opt tablet lowers high pressure in eye by reducing formation of aqueous humor (fluid in eye).

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

SUBSTITUTES for OPT

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Expert advice for OPT

• 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 OPT

Acetazolamide

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)