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Acetazolamide (Acetazolamide) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

Adverse reactions, occurring most often early in therapy, include paresthesias, particularly a "tingling" feeling in the extremities, hearing dysfunction or tinnitus, loss of appetite, taste alteration and gastrointestinal disturbances, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea; polyuria, and occasional instances of drowsiness and confusion.

Metabolic acidosis and electrolyte imbalance may occur.

Transient myopia has been reported. This condition invariably subsides upon diminution or discontinuance of the medication.

Other occasional adverse reactions include urticaria, melena, hematuria, glycosuria, hepatic insufficiency, flaccid paralysis, photosensitivity and convulsions. Also see PRECAUTIONS: Information for Patients for possible reactions common to sulfonamide derivatives. Fatalities have occurred although rarely, due to severe reactions to sulfonamides including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, fulminant hepatic necrosis, agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia and other blood dyscrasias (see WARNINGS).



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED ACETAZOLAMIDE SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Acetazolamide. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Acetazolamide side effects / adverse reactions in 74 year old female

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2011-10-06

Patient: 74 year old female weighing 66.6 kg (146.5 pounds)

Reactions: Hypothermia, Blood Pressure Systolic Increased, Respiratory Depression, Respiratory Distress, Pallor, Fatigue, Cyanosis, Epigastric Discomfort, Blood Pressure Immeasurable

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Suspect drug(s):
Acetazolamide



Possible Acetazolamide side effects / adverse reactions in 67 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-31

Patient: 67 year old female weighing 68.0 kg (149.7 pounds)

Reactions: Nausea, Dehydration, Constipation, Asthenia

Suspect drug(s):
Acetazolamide
    Dosage: 1 tablet
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Retinal Vein Occlusion
    Start date: 2011-10-15
    End date: 2011-10-17

Acetazolamide
    Dosage: 1 tablet
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Glaucoma
    Start date: 2011-10-15
    End date: 2011-10-17



Possible Acetazolamide side effects / adverse reactions in 73 year old male

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2011-11-02

Patient: 73 year old male weighing 86.5 kg (190.3 pounds)

Reactions: Polyuria, Renal Tubular Acidosis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Suspect drug(s):
Acetazolamide



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Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2007-02-07

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