Acetazolamide Sustained-Release Capsules

Name: Acetazolamide Sustained-Release Capsules

Uses of Acetazolamide Sustained-Release Capsules

  • It is used to treat or prevent altitude sickness.
  • It is used to treat glaucoma.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Acetazolamide Sustained-Release Capsules?

  • If you have an allergy to acetazolamide or any other part of this medicine (acetazolamide sustained-release capsules).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have any of these health problems: Acidic blood problem, kidney disease, liver disease, low potassium levels, low sodium levels, or poor adrenal function.
  • If you are taking methazolamide.
  • If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine (acetazolamide sustained-release capsules) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Acetazolamide Sustained-Release Capsules?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this medicine (acetazolamide sustained-release capsules) affects you.
  • Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
  • If you are using this medicine for glaucoma, have your eye pressure checked. Talk with your doctor.
  • If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
  • This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this medicine (acetazolamide sustained-release capsules).
  • You may get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen and wear clothing and eyewear that protects you from the sun.
  • If you are also taking aspirin, talk with your doctor. Loss of hunger, fast breathing, sluggishness, coma, and death have happened in people taking high doses of aspirin with this medicine.
  • If you are 65 or older, use this medicine (acetazolamide sustained-release capsules) with care. You could have more side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

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