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General Information on Methazolamide

Generic Name : Methazolamide

Pronunciation : meth a ZOLE a mide

Latest prescription information about Methazolamide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y54.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Diuretics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Methazolamide

International- Glauctabs, Neptazane.

Why is Methazolamide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, prescribed for certain types of glaucoma, either alone or with other medications. It reduces the fluid production in the eye.  

When should Methazolamide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with depressed levels of sodium and/or potassium serum levels, in cases of marked kidney or liver disease or dysfunction, brain dysfunction due to liver impairment, long-term administration and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Methazolamide?

PO- The effective therapeutic dose administered varies from 50mg to 100mg 2 or 3 times daily.

How should Methazolamide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Methazolamide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, respiratory problem, overactive thyroid, lung infection, heart disease, hormonal changes, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid exposure to sunlight.

What are the side effects of Methazolamide?

  Central Nervous System: Fatigue, uneasiness, abnormal sensation, drowsiness and confusion.
  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and urinary frequency.
  Miscellaneous: Hearing dysfunction, loss of appetite and taste alteration.

What are the other precautions for Methazolamide?

Avoid alcohol consumption.
Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Methazolamide?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20-25C), and in an airtight container.

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