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Diamox (Acetazolamide) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

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

 

Gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Hearing disturbances, tinnitus, transient myopia.

 

 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: 2013-02-21

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