Methazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor that is used to treat glaucoma by reducing the amount of fluid that is produced in the eyes, resulting in a reduction of pressure in the eyes.
Methazolamide should be stored in an area that is protected from moisture and heat.
Before taking Methazolamide, notify your doctor if any of the following apply to you: you are on aspirin therapy, you have liver disease, you have kidney disease, you have heart disease, you have lung disease, or if you have a hormonal disease. Your dosage may need to be adjusted accordingly.
This medication may cause drowsiness and dizziness; use with caution if you intend to drive or perform any tasks which may require your full attention. This medication may also increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight; ensure that you frequently us sunscreen and wear protective clothing during treatment.
Patient Family Information : Methazolamide should be taken exactly as it has been prescribed for you. When you are taking Methazolamide, follow the directions on your prescription label. If you do not understand these directions, contact your healthcare provider for further clarification. Methazolamide doses are generally to be taken with a full glass of water and may be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.
If you are allergic to sulfa, taking Methazolamide is not recommended, as Methazolamide is a sulfa-based drug, and you may have a similar reaction to it.
Sever Side Effects : Severe Side Effects: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); a sore throat or a fever; unusual bleeding or bruising; side or groin pain; tingling or tremors in the hands or fee
Common Side Effects: decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, or changes in taste; drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, or weakness; nervousness or tremor; headache or confusion; increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight; worsening gou
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