Indications for: Acetazolamide Ext-Rel Caps

Adjunct in open-angle glaucoma.

Adult Dosage:

500mg twice daily.

Children Dosage:

Not established.

Acetazolamide Ext-Rel Caps Contraindications:

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

Acetazolamide Ext-Rel Caps Warnings/Precautions:

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

Acetazolamide Ext-Rel Caps Classification:

Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.

Acetazolamide Ext-Rel Caps Interactions:

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

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).


Formerly known under the brand name Diamox Sequels.

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