Information about Acetazolamide
Acetazolamide is used in the treatment of glaucoma.
How Acetazolamide works
Acetazolamide 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.
Severe side effects of Acetazolamide
Tingling sensation of extremity, Loss of appetite, Diarrhea, Taste change, Vomiting, Blood in urine, Confusion, Drowsiness, Ringing in ear, Nausea, Polyuria, Transient myopia, Metabolic acidosis, Electrolyte imbalance, Red spots or bumps, Dark colored stool, Glycosuria, Hepatic insufficiency, Flaccid paralysis, Photosensitivity, Convulsion
Available Medicine for Acetazolamide
DiamoxSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹57 to ₹1282 variant(s)
AvvaIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹38 to ₹873 variant(s)
AcetamideMicro Labs Ltd
ActamidJawa Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
GlumoxPharmtak Ophtalmics India Pvt Ltd
AC MoxOptica Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
OptSearch Orbis Pharmaceuticals
Bell ZolamideBell Pharma Pvt Ltd
AT ZolMedivision Pharm
Expert advice for Acetazolamide
- Acetazolamide helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduce the risk of vision loss.
- For best results, put one drop 2-3 times daily in the affected eye(s).
- Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop. This minimizes the risk of side effects.
- Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
- Remove contact lenses before using Acetazolamide, and wait at least 15 minutes before re-inserting them.
- When applying multiple eye medications, wait for at least 5-15 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution of the medicine.