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Drug information on Axytex (Acetazolamide) from Bionet India Pvt. Ltd.


Bionet India Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Acetazolamide
10 Tablets
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Sep 20, 2013
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Medical Condition(s) for which Axytex may be prescribed

Side effects of Axytex

   Most Common : Numbness and tingling in the fingers and toes, tiredness, loss of appetite,dry mouth, headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain.

  Central Nervous System: Occasional instances of drowsiness and confusion, and seizures.

  ENT: Taste alterations (parageusia) especially for carbonated drinks, sore throat, ringing in the ear, and Some may also experience blurred vision but this usually disappears shortly after discontinuing the medication.

  Genitourinary: Blood in stool/urine, dark urine, painful urination and excessive passage of urination.

  Metabolic: Liver impairment, increases the risk of kidney stones, metabolic acidosis, increased thirst, and electrolyte imbalance.

  Skin: Hives, unusual bleeding or bruising and photosensitivity.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

The dose ranges from 250 mg to 1 g of acetazolamide for 24 hours, usually in divided doses for amounts over 250 mg.
Adult- PO Diuresis 250-375 mg/day. Glaucoma; Epilepsy 250-1,000 mg/day. Prophylaxis of high altitude sickness 500-1,000 mg/day. IV Chronic open angle glaucoma 250-1000 mg 24 hrly and Epilepsy 8-30 mg/kg/day in divided doses.

How to use Axytex?

It comes as a tablet and capsule, to take by mouth with food. If you are taking the extended-release form of acetazolamide, do not crush or chew the capsules.

When is Axytex not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with adrenal gland problems, low levels of potassium or sodium in blood, kidney problems, liver problems, high levels of chloride in blood, electrolyte problems and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Axytex

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney stones, sickle cell anemia, lung diseases, increased eye pressure, respiratory problem, elderly, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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

• Limit alcoholic beverages.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight.

• Monitor blood sugar, complete blood cell count regularly while taking this medication.

• This medication should not be used in children less than 12 because it may affect normal growth.

• Caution is advised for patients receiving concomitant high-dose aspirin and acetazolamide, as anorexia, tachypnea, lethargy, coma and death have been reported.

Other Precautions for Axytex

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Axytex

Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F). Excursions permitted to 15°-30° in an airtight container. Keep it out of reach of children.

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