Acetazolamide
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Acetazolamide?

(a set a ZOLE a mide)

• This medicine is used to get rid of extra fluid.

• This medicine is used to prevent altitude sickness.

• This medicine is used to prevent or control seizures.

• This medicine is used to treat glaucoma.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have been taking this medicine for several weeks, talk with healthcare provider before stopping. You may want to gradually withdraw this medicine.

• This medicine has little effect on symptoms of altitude sickness once they occur.

• Follow laws about driving with a seizure condition.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Be careful if you have G6PD deficiency. Anemia may occur.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

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