Acetazolamide 250mg Tablet Bell Zolamide

Trade Name: Bell Zolamide

Manufacturer: Bell Pharma Pvt Ltd

Presentation: Tablet

Strength: 250mg

 

What is Acetazolamide 250mg tablets used?

Acetazolamide 250mg lowers intraocular pressure. Acetazolamide is also used to lessen the severity and duration of symptoms associated with altitude sickness (mountain sickness) (upset stomach, headache, shortness of breath, dizziness, sleepiness, and exhaustion).

When should you take acetazolamide?

Start taking this drug 24 hours before you plan to travel to a high altitude and keep taking it for 48 hours while you’re there. If your symptoms require more pills, you can take Diamox for up to 48 hours longer.

What are acetazolamide 250 mg’s adverse effects?

During the first few days when your body adjusts to the medicine, you may have dizziness, lightheadedness, or increased urination. Blurred vision, dry mouth, sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or changes in taste are all possible side effects.

How long should I take acetazolamide?

Start taking this drug 24 hours before you plan to travel to a high altitude and keep taking it for 48 hours while you’re there. If your symptoms require more pills, you can take Diamox for up to 48 hours longer.

Does acetazolamide affect blood pressure?

The carbonic anhydrase inhibitor acetazolamide (AZT) lowers blood pressure (BP) and sleep-disordered breathing in patients with obstructive sleep apnea at high altitudes (OSA). To know more click here.

Who should not use acetazolamide?

If you have severe liver disease or cirrhosis; severe kidney disease; or an electrolyte imbalance (such as acidosis or low potassium or sodium levels in your blood), you should not use acetazolamide.

How quickly does Acetazolamide 250mg work?

The immediate-release pills can start working in as little as one to two hours. Extended-release medications are delivered into the body at a slower rate than immediate-release medicines.

Is Acetazolamide 250mg an antibiotic?

Acetazolamide (Diamox) is a diuretic (water tablet) that is used to prevent and alleviate the symptoms of altitude sickness. Acetazolamide is also used in conjunction with other drugs to treat a specific type of eye condition (open-angle glaucoma). Acetazolamide comes in a generic version.

Does Acetazolamide 250mg affect heart rate?

Throughout the treatment period, propranolol significantly reduced pulse rate; acetazolamide also reduced pulse rate, but only marginally and not significantly.

Does Acetazolamide 250mg cause weight loss?

Weight loss has been described as an adverse consequence of acetazolamide in several clinical investigations, and it has shown some benefits in the treatment of psychosis (hence no risk of increasing the primary illness).

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