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Diamox (Acetazolamide) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



Adverse Reactions

Body as a whole:

 Headache, malaise, fatigue, fever, pain at injection site, flushing, growth retardation in children, flaccid paralysis, anaphylaxis.

Digestive:

Gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.

Hematological/Lymphatic:

Blood dyscrasias such as aplastic anemia, agranulocytosis, leukopenia, thrombocytopenic purpura, melena.

Hepato-biliary disorders:

Abnormal liver function, cholestatic jaundice, hepatic insufficiency, fulminant hepatic necrosis.

Metabolic/Nutritional:

Metabolic acidosis, electrolyte imbalance, including hypokalemia, hyponatremia, osteomalacia with long-term phenytoin therapy, loss of appetite, taste alteration, hyper/hypoglycemia.

Nervous:

Drowsiness, paresthesia (including numbness and tingling of extremities and face), depression, excitement, ataxia, confusion, convulsions, dizziness.

Skin:

Allergic skin reactions including urticaria, photosensitivity, Stevens- Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Special senses:

Hearing disturbances, tinnitus, transient myopia.

Urogenital:

 Crystalluria, increased risk of nephrolithiasis with long-term therapy, hematuria, glycosuria, renal failure, polyuria.



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED DIAMOX SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

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

Possible Diamox side effects / adverse reactions in 71 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-12-15

Patient: 71 year old male weighing 75.7 kg (166.5 pounds)

Reactions: Dyspnoea, Nausea, Abasia, Muscular Weakness, Rhinorrhoea, Drug Interaction, Reading Disorder, Somnolence, Abdominal Discomfort, Fatigue, Malaise, Pneumonia Bacterial, Insomnia, DRY Mouth, Dizziness, Gait Disturbance, Asthenia

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Suspect drug(s):
Aricept
    Dosage: 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 10 mg (10 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Dementia
    Start date: 2010-05-12
    End date: 2010-06-01

Aricept
    Dosage: 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 10 mg (10 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Amnesia
    Start date: 2010-05-12
    End date: 2010-06-01

Aricept
    Dosage: 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 10 mg (10 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Dementia
    Start date: 2010-06-01

Aricept
    Dosage: 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 10 mg (10 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Amnesia
    Start date: 2010-06-01

Aricept
    Dosage: 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 10 mg (10 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Dementia
    Start date: 2010-04-14
    End date: 2010-05-11

Aricept
    Dosage: 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 10 mg (10 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Amnesia
    Start date: 2010-04-14
    End date: 2010-05-11

Diamox
    Dosage: 1 mg (1 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypertension

Uroxatral
    Dosage: 10 mg (10 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Prostatic Disorder
    Start date: 2009-11-01

Norvasc
    Dosage: 10 mg (10 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypertension

Namenda
    Dosage: 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 10 mg (5 mg,2 in 1 d),oral ; 20 mg (10 mg,2 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Dementia
    End date: 2011-03-09

Namenda
    Dosage: 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 10 mg (5 mg,2 in 1 d),oral ; 20 mg (10 mg,2 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Dementia
    Start date: 2010-09-18

Namenda
    Dosage: 5 mg (5 mg,1 in 1 d),oral ; 10 mg (5 mg,2 in 1 d),oral ; 20 mg (10 mg,2 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Dementia
    Start date: 2011-03-10

Ambien
    Indication: Insomnia

Toprol-XL
    Dosage: 200 mg (200 mg,1 in 1 d),oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypertension

Other drugs received by patient: Diltiazem (Diltiazem Hydrochloride) (Tablets) (Diltiazem Hydrochloride; Avodart (Dutasteride) (Tablets) (Dutasteride); Alprazolam (Alprazolam) (Tablets) (Alprazolam); Metoprolol (Metoprolol) (Tablets) (Metoprolol); Vitamin D (Vitamin D) (Vitamin D); Quinapril (Quinapril) (Tablets) (Quinapril); Zetia; Potassium Chloride; Furosemide



Possible Diamox side effects / adverse reactions in 73 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from France on 2012-02-09

Patient: 73 year old female

Reactions: Hyperkalaemia, Renal Failure Acute

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Suspect drug(s):
Ramipril
    Dosage: 5 mg (5 mg, 1 in 1 d), oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    End date: 2009-05-10

Furosemide
    Dosage: 40 mg (40 mg, 1 in 1 d), oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    End date: 2009-05-10

Diamox
    Dosage: 250 mg (250 mg, 1 in 1 d), oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    End date: 2009-05-10

Metformin HCL
    Dosage: 2550 mg (850 mg, 3 in 1 d), oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    End date: 2009-05-10

Aldactone
    Dosage: 25 mg (25 mg, 1 in 1 d), oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    End date: 2009-05-10

Other drugs received by patient: Nexium; Levothyroxine Sodium; Bisoprolol Fumarate



Possible Diamox side effects / adverse reactions in 69 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Brazil on 2012-04-09

Patient: 69 year old female weighing 60.0 kg (132.0 pounds)

Reactions: Blindness, Decreased Appetite

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Suspect drug(s):
Onglyza
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Diabetes Mellitus

Diamox

Other drugs received by patient: Furosemide; Apresoline; Noripurum; Somalgin Cardio; Simvastatin; Methyldopa; Omeprazole; Rasilez; Metformin HCL



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Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2008-04-01

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